Regular hygiene appointments are the most effective way to identify any dental concerns you may have before they reach a more developed stage and require more painful and costly treatment. Your hygienist will ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
What do hygiene appointments involve?
Hygiene appointments last for around 30 minutes, during which time the hygienist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure you’re not suffering from any gum disease. Any problems that require treatment will be resolved by scheduling further appointments and you can feel confident that your teeth will be well looked after.
How often should I have a hygiene appointment?
This will be based on the dentist or hygienist’s recommendation following a check up to assess the current state of your mouth. Keeping regular hygiene appointments will allow us to detect any warning signs and makes it more likely that we’ll be able to take effective, preventative measures to deal with any dental problems that may be brewing, rather than having to resort to expensive emergency treatment.
Do my kids need hygiene appointments?
Children need to learn how to look after their teeth and gums effectively. We can teach your children better brushing techniques to keep their teeth healthier for longer.
How do you cure bad breath?
We treat bad breath holistically. Initially we carry out a few health checks to ensure that the cause of your bad breath isn’t due to an underlying medical condition. We will then check your teeth and gums to find out whether the cause of the smell is the result of food deposits that haven’t been removed by your toothbrush. We will be able to help you gain fresh breath and maintain a more pleasant mouth odour.
What happens if I need further treatment?
If, upon examination, your dentist detects any issues that need resolving, he or she will discuss the problems and possible solutions with you in detail. Please be assured you will receive the best care and advice from our friendly and professional family practice.
Does tooth scaling hurt?
Scaling may be slightly uncomfortable for a short period, but most people are happy to have the treatment without pain relief. For those who are are worried about potential pain, there is an option to numb your teeth and gums with local anaesthetic so the process is more comfortable.