Hygienist Services (Prophylaxis)

A hygiene treatment is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Attending regular hygienist appointments can help to avoid expensive dental treatments and help you to have a healthy and happy smile.

What is the purpose of hygienist services?

Whilst an appointment with a dentist allows us to work on preserving your dental health, as well as improving the appearance of your smile or administering necessary treatments, a hygienist appointment target on preventing any future dental problems from arising, and helping to keep you from unwanted conditions such as gum disease.

Here are some of the benefits of hygienist services:

  • Tartar removal – Tartar (calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, if left untreated it can cause serious periodontal problems. Even using the best brushing and flossing homecare techniques could have limited assistance as it needs experienced eye of a dentist using specialized dental equipment to spot and remove debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets.
  • Aesthetics – It’s difficult to feel confident about a smile marred by yellowing, stained teeth. Prophylaxis can rid the teeth of unsightly stains and return the smile to its former glory.
  • Fresher breath – Periodontal disease is often signified by persistent bad breath (halitosis). Generally, bad breath is generally caused by a combination of rotting food particles below the gum line, possible gangrene emanating from gum infection, and periodontal problems. The removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria clearly makes better breath and alleviates irritation.
  • Identification of health issues – Many health problems first present themselves to the dentist. Since hygienist services includes a thorough examination of the entire oral cavity, the dentist is able to spot for oral cancer, assess the risk of periodontitis and often detect signs of medical problems like diabetes and kidney problems. Recommendations in regards to home care regimen can also be provided after treatment.

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