Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps our most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque.
The dentist also plays an important role in treating gum disease.
The major cause of tooth loss in adult patients is gum disease, so effective oral hygiene is vital in order to help keep your teeth in optimum condition. Regular visits to our hygienist will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, your smile whiter and your breath fresher. Scaling and polishing helps remove any stains from coffee, tea or cigarettes. In addition, you will be shown brushing and flossing techniques to use at home. This way you can avoid fillings, reduce visits, maintain fresh breath and keep your teeth for life.