Maintain a healthy mouth with treatment and advice from a dental hygienist at Portobello Dental Clinic
A dental hygienist is different from a dentist but just as vital to your teeth and wellbeing. While a dentist will focus on treating existing dental diseases or broken teeth, a hygienist will specialise in cleaning teeth and preventing diseases from taking hold.
A visit to your dental hygienist will not only ensure your mouth is free from all dental diseases but will also benefit your overall health, as recent studies have found a link between poor dental hygiene and wider problems such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
Did you know that the mouth can be a major source of toxic bacterial components?
People with diseased gums release significantly higher levels of bacteria into the bloodstream while chewing. These bacterial components will then travel to other organs in the body, which can cause serious issues. Fortunately, a visit to our dental hygienist will stop a simple problem from developing into anything worse.
Our dental hygienists can also do wonders for your confidence, as stain removal and treatment of bad breath are some of the many services they offer.
What services does a dental hygienist offer?
A dental hygienist’s main goal is to prevent the spread of dental diseases using the following techniques:
- Scaling and polishing to treat gingivitis (bleeding gums)
- Deep cleaning to treat periodontal disease (advanced gum disease)
- Offering diet advice to suit your lifestyle and dental needs
- Instructing on the best oral hygiene routine for your teeth
- Treating bad breath
- Applying fluoride and other strengthening agents to the teeth
- Removing surface stains and unpleasant marks from your teeth
Will treatment from a dental hygienist hurt?
Any treatment from your hygienist will be pain-free, however, if your teeth are especially sensitive, please let the hygienist know and they will apply an anaesthetic cream.
How often should I visit my dental hygienist?
We would recommend a visit to your hygienist once every 4-6 months, although you will be advised when best to return after your first visit.
Can my hygienist do teeth whitening?
Yes, our hygienists can whiten your teeth! It is a relatively simple process, with noticeably great results. Find out more about our teeth whitening options and book your appointment to achieve a brighter smile.
Please note that all patients are required to have had a dental check-up within the last 18 months before visiting a hygienist.
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