Our amazing dental hygienists offer an array of important and effective services to help you enjoy good oral health. From the treatment of gum disease and bad breath, to preventative measures to keep decay away, seeing a dental hygienist has a host of benefits for patients of all ages.
Dental hygiene for adults
Even if you have bright, healthy teeth, you can still benefit from seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis. Hygienists provide powerful cleaning to polish your teeth, remove surface stains and take bacteria out of the mouth and they are also heavily involved in the treatment of existing oral health issues, including gum disease and bad breath using methods such as scale and polish treatment. Scale and polish is a really intensive and effective cleaning method, which is used for removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gum line and giving the teeth a lovely glossy glow.
If you have gum disease or persistent bad breath, we will recommend regular sessions with our dentists and dental hygienists to treat the problem and prevent further issues in the future.
Dental hygienists can also offer advice about nutrition and diet, giving up smoking and oral hygiene and they are on hand to answer any of your oral health queries.
Dental hygiene for children
Seeing a dental hygienist is hugely beneficial for children, especially those who have early signs of decay. Our hygienists provide preventative dental treatments, including fissure sealant treatment and fluoride varnish, to strengthen and protect the teeth from decay and prevent children from suffering from toothache and sensitivity.
How can I arrange to see a dental hygienist?
You can now book appointments with our dental hygienists directly, rather than waiting for a referral from your dentist. Simply call reception or pop into the surgery to make your appointment.
In addition to regular dental checks, we also recommend seeing a dental hygienist. Our excellent hygienists play a very important role at the practice and hygiene sessions can help to give you a beautiful, bright smile, as well as keeping your mouth free from decay and gum disease.
What do dental hygienists do?
Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they provide a range of services, which are designed to treat and prevent oral health conditions. For those who have healthy, strong teeth and gums, visiting a hygienist will help to maintain these high standards of oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease and decay, while those who already have signs of gum disease can benefit from intensive cleaning treatment, such as scale and polish. A scale and polish treatment is designed to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and along the gum line; this helps to prevent the infection from spreading and may prevent permanent damage to the mouth.
Dental hygienists can also provide preventative oral health care for children, including fluoride varnish treatment and sealant treatment, both of which are designed to protect the teeth against cavities.
How could I benefit from making an appointment?
Seeing a dental hygienist is not just beneficial for your oral health and the aesthetic of your smile, it is also advantageous for your general health. Several studies have now linked oral health to general health, with many finding a connection between gum disease and conditions such as strokes and heart disease. When you see a hygienist they will give your teeth and gums a thorough clean and this removes potentially harmful bacteria from the mouth; these forms of dangerous bacteria have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and complications during pregnancy. Get in touch with our team near Deansgrange for more information.