Preventative Dentistry » Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dental hygienist who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes; this process is also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of the hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.
It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.
Whitgift Dental is also now pleased to offer Direct access to the hygienist for unregistered patients. This includes a 30 minute appointment with Eleonora or Jola, whereby they can provide dental hygiene care, carry out a clinical examination to assess gum disease and oral cancer check, complete periodontal examination and charting and use indices to screen and monitor periodontal disease, diagnose and treatment plan for gum disease and give appropriate patient advice and much more. Please call Desiree or Julie on reception for more information on direct access or to book an appointment.« Back to Treatment Menu