Why visit a Dental Hygienist?
The treatment provided by our Dental Hygienists is essential for long lasting Dental Treatment and general health. We reserve a specific time for each of our patients for this quality treatment.
H - Healthy gums and teeth
Y - Your health is our concern
G - Gingival health affects general health and wellness
I - Infection control
E - Education in oral care
N - Not just a clean
I - Individualised to your needs
S - Sensible disease prevention
T - Teeth for life
The role of a Dental Hygienist
- Collaborating with the dentist to formulate a regular treatment plan.
- Dental Health Education tailor-made to the patient's needs. Recommending products for at-home use.
- Removal of calculus deposits and superficial staining on teeth.
- Application of decay preventing agents.
- Saliva and decay testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the treatment take?
Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. More than one session may be required.
Is there any discomfort?
Usually not and we always endeavour to provide comfortable treatment. Sometimes due to inflammation of the gums there can be slight sensitivity. The better the health of your gums the less likely sensitivity will occur. If you find treatment uncomfortable discuss it with your Dental Hygienist because various techniques are available to help.
Is the treatment expensive?
It is more expensive if you do not have regular hygiene treatment. Costs may vary depending upon the type of treatment required. Please discuss this with your hygienist before treatment commences if you are concerned.