The job of our hygienist’s is to professionally clean and polish your teeth (this is sometimes called ‘scaling and polishing’). Their job also involves educating patients about the best ways to help keep their teeth plaque free.
Combining regular hygienist appointments with your own home care is the best way to maintain a healthy mouth, keep your teeth strong and give you fresher breath. Neglecting your gums can lead to poor gum health, which can cause cause heart problems later on in life.
Hygiene appointments are focused on:
- Preventing gum disease and tooth decay by removing deposits of tartar that build up on the teeth.
- Teaching you how to brush and how to prevent tartar collecting on your teeth, so you will be able to slow the process of gum disease.
Your dentist will let you know if an appointment for your child with the hygienist is necessary.
Hygiene Tip: A great way to reduce tooth decay is to limit the amount of sugar in your diet and also do not rinse after brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes.