A Dental Hygienist Specialises in cleaning and preventing diseases from taking hold. This will not only benefit your Oral Hygiene as recent studies have found a link between poor Oral Hygiene and conditions such as Heart Disease, Alzheimers and Diabetes.
What Can Your Hygienist Do?
Treatment of Gingivitis (Bleeding Gums)
Instructions to keep your mouth clean and prevent future disease.
Treating children by placing Fissure Seals in young children on permanent teeth to prevent decay.
Offering Diet advice which will be of benefit to your Oral and overall Health.
Remove unsightly staining from your teeth.
Give advice on Bad Breath.
If a patient presents with Bad Breath a thorough Examination is carried out. Scaling and Cleaning is carried out and the patient is instructed on Tooth Brushing Techniques, usage of Floss and Tepe Brush application. Areas of food stagnation such as decay are resolved and potential food trap areas such as Partially Erupted Wisdom Teeth are identified and solutions proposed.
Antiseptic Mouthwashes such as CB12 Listerine and Corsodol are useful.
We recognise that some people have sensitive teeth and cleaning can be an unpleasant experience. In this case using Hand Tools as opposed to the machine driven scaler makes all the difference. In certain cases a small amount of Local Anaesthetic (numbing) makes the world of difference.