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What Happens At A Dental Hygiene Appointment?

11/03/2021

We all know that good dental hygiene is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy, however, more adult teeth are now being lost due to gum disease that tooth decay. This shows that adults in the UK still need advice on how to brush and floss properly to prevent lasting damage being done.

It is recommended that regular visits to both the dentist and the hygienist are done regularly to not only improve the appearance of your smile but the health of your gums too. You may find that when you visit your dentist for your routine check-up, they recommend a follow up appointment with the hygienist if they notice you have a build-up of plaque.

What Happens At A Dental Hygiene Appointment?

A dental hygienist provides a professional deep clean service, called scaling and polishing. At the start of your teeth cleaning appointment your hygienist will carry out an initial assessment of your health and lifestyle choices, and look at your teeth.

After the initial consultation, the teeth cleaning will begin. During the cleaning they will:

  • Scale your teeth and remove any hardened tartar between and behind your teeth, as well as under the gumline
  • Clean and polish your teeth to remove any surface level staining
  • Give you tailored advice on how to look after your teeth and where you may have been going wrong. If required, they will walk you through how to properly brush your teeth and what kind of toothbrush is best and show you a good flossing technique.

Benefits of Seeing A Dental Hygienist

  • Improve your overall oral hygiene
  • Eliminate gum disease· Prevent tooth decay
  • Minimize risk of tooth loss due to gum disease
  • Get fresh breath
  • Reduce your risk of needing fillings

Has it been a while since you’ve seen the dental hygienist? Take control of your oral health and book an appointment now.

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