Minimally invasive and preventive dentistry is the fastest growing movement in modern dentistry. The Oral Hygienists plays a central role in this new approach, yet it is often the most undervalued appointment.
An Oral Hygienist focuses on prevention, early detection, remineralization and conservation of healthy tooth structure. This means that more and more patients are able to benefit from enjoying their original teeth for a lifetime.
A professional scale and polish to remove all traces of both plaque and calculus -which are major causes of gum disease, dental decay, and tooth loss.
Application of topical treatments such as fluoride to reduce sensitivity and promote strengthening of teeth against decay may also be applied.
You will receive feedback on the effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine care. Suggestions of products and methods of use tailored specifically to your individual needs will be given
A check-up to scan for cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, X - rays may be taken.
The oral hygienist can also discuss topics like, tooth whitening, fissure sealant, orthodontic alignment, bruxism, occlusal guards, mouth guards, diet advice and any other potential problems or questions you might have.
Remember to invest in your oral health by booking your visit to the oral hygienist every 6 months.