A good dental hygiene regime involves team work, combining regular visits to a dental hygienist with a stringent and effective tooth cleaning routine at home. Your hygienist does much more than just cleaning your teeth. They can also provide you with personalised oral hygiene advice to carry out at home, and can identify and treat early signs of gingivitis (gum disease).
Our hygienists, Tracy Doole and Jennifer Thompson, are highly skilled and very passionate about good dental hygiene. They will professionally clean your teeth using the latest pastes and polishes, which will remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on the teeth. Most patients will experience some plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing or flossing alone, which is why it is important to maintain regular dental hygiene appointments.
Our hygienist are passionate about educating patients on good home hygiene routines and will take the time to discuss the best oral hygiene methods for you, including correct brushing and flossing techniques. By maintaining regular appointments and following advice, you will be well on the way to achieving a healthy smile.
If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that our hygienists will be able to help you with. Tracy and Jennifer also provide children's hygiene appointments; showing children how to properly brush their teeth, giving dietary advice and helping those with braces maintain good oral hygiene.
We firmly believe in Preventative dentistry, which is why if you become a member of our practice plan, two to four hygienist visits (depending on individual need) are included each year. You don't have to be a member of the practice or visit the dentist first to book an appointment. Contact the practice today for an appointment 028 9047 1070.