When Should You See the Hygienist?
Whenever you book a dental examination, it’s a great idea to make an appointment to see the hygienist at the same time. They are specially trained to professionally clean your teeth and gums and work closely with your dentist to keep your smile looking great.
How Can a Hygienist Help Oral Health?
Your hygienist can help reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, lowering your dental bills in the longer term. In addition, they can offer advice on how to look after your teeth and gums at home. Do you struggle with flossing? A quick demonstration will make this task much easier and far more successful.
What Will Happen during a Hygiene Visit?
During a hygiene visit your teeth will be scaled and polished. This is to remove plaque that has hardened into tartar or calculus and which can only be removed by scraping or scaling the teeth using special hand tools. It’s essential to remove calculus as it produces toxins that will otherwise inflame and infect your gums. Once all the calculus is been removed your teeth will be carefully polished. After the treatment is complete you may well notice your teeth look slightly brighter and whiter than before as polishing helps remove some surface stains.
Your visit to the hygienist is a great way to keep your teeth and gums looking their best and you should come away with a nice fresh smile and useful information on oral care at home.