A visit to the hygienist is not just about having a scale and polish – where your teeth are professionally cleaned and deposits that build up on the teeth (tartar) are removed – our hygienists are dental care professionals who are also able to give advice, and also spot any potential problems.
Clean teeth and healthy gums are not just an important part of how your teeth and smile look; they are also the cornerstone of good dental health.
With proper dental care, good diet and careful oral hygiene, most patients can keep their natural teeth for the whole of their life.
Read our top tips on how to maintain clean teeth, healthy gums and good oral health:-
- Have a daily oral health regime
- Use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes
- Brush and floss
- Limit sugary snacks
- Eat a balanced diet
- Stop smoking
- Keep an eye on any changes in your mouth
- Visit your dentist regularly
Talk to your dentist or hygienist about your oral health situation and they will be able to recommend how often you need to visit.
Children too can see our hygienist for help and encouragement in looking after their teeth. They will be shown the correct way to clean their teeth – a good skill to learn from a young age.
If you would like to book in for a routine scale and polish appointment, get in touch with one of the team today.