Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by our dentists who will help to remove any plaque and hard deposits of calculus (tartar) built up in places a toothbrush cannot remove, leaving your teeth wonderfully clean.
Your teeth will be cleaned with a combination of hand scalers and ultrasonic scalers, followed by a final clean with a Prophy-Jet. The Prophy-Jet is an air abrasion polishing system that combines water and sodium bicarbonate to remove stains and debris from teeth, which is the most effective system to clean your teeth and gums.
An important aspect of the hygiene appointment 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 dentist will be able to assist you with.
Combining regular hygiene appointments with your own home care is the best way to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.