At Smilemakers we place great emphasis on good dental hygiene for a number of reasons;
Dental Hygienists are trained professionals who work closely with dentists to maintain your oral health.
Their specialisation in oral hygiene techniques allows you as a patient to receive the optimal professional cleaning and oral hygiene advice to maintain good oral health.
In addition, some Hygienists can take x-rays, provide fissure sealants and undertake tooth whitening, provided they have the additional training required.
Regular professional cleaning combined with good oral hygiene will help maintain your oral health and can eliminate gum disease . This will improve your appearance, maintain your dental work (preventing more expensive treatments in the future) and teeth and keep your breath fresh ).
Smilemakers' award-winning Hygiene team provide bespoke oral hygiene care packages for every patient, ensuring that your teeth and gums receive the best daily care possible between check-ups and hygiene visits.
Children can benefit from seeing the Hygienist in the following ways:-
Some dentists will carry out this type of work. However, many now recognise that the hygienist has been specially trained to carry out scaling and polishing and can spend longer with you. They are also experts at teaching you how to look after your teeth and gums. Often the Hygienist will spend a number of appointments getting the gums healthy, ready for the dentist to restore the teeth.
A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build up of plaque and tartar whilst regular dental hygiene appointments remove the plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
Gum disease and tooth decay is the most common global disease affecting every family. Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot reach food left trapped after every meal or snack and saliva or fluoride have no access to neutralise acid and remineralise demineralised tooth.
Follow this simple routine for a perfect daily dental hygiene routine. A bespoke Oral Care package tailored for your mouth is available from our hygienists which will cover all of your daily Oral Hygiene needs.