Maintain a fresh and healthy smile at all times with our easy to follow tip on preventative dental hygiene. At Tewantin Dental Centre, we believe prevention is better than cure. That's why we encourage you and your family to attend regular hygiene appointments with our qualified dental hygienist. We'll provide you with everything you need to know about maintaining good oral hygiene.
Dental Hygienists are specially trained and qualified professionals who work with the dentist to perform preventive treatment to maintain a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Our hygienists work with you every step of the way to ensure you’re informed about the best way to care for your teeth. Meet our hygienists.
Your hygiene appointment
In addition to traditional cleaning, your hygiene appointment aims to educate and inform you on how to adjust daily habits and specific techniques to achieve optimal oral health. This includes;
- Clean and scaling
- Application of fluoride
- Desensitising agents
- Periodontal Charting
- Diagnostic radiographs
- Dental health education
Why should I visit the dentist for a hygiene appointment?
Ongoing hygiene appointments ensure your oral health is at an optimal level. Your dentist will identify and treat concerns that may be unnoticeable by you. One of the most important things your hygienist will do during a hygiene appointment, is professionally clean your mouth. This involves removing plaque, bacteria and tartar. Tartar is a solidified result of bacteria that is impossible to remove by yourself and if left untreated, it rapidly result in tooth decay and erosion of the enamel. This leaves your teeth and gums susceptible to further complications.
There are other important aspects to your general dental clean and hygiene appointment
By visiting your dentist, you are protecting your teeth from decay and safeguarding your mouth from diseases, such as oral cancer and periodontitis. These are two extremely debilitating problems which may lead to general health complications down the track.
How do I keep my teeth clean outside of the dentist?
You can keep your teeth clean outside of the dental chair by ensuring you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing before bed each night. Your dentist may also recommend an anti-bacterial mouthwash to give your mouth an extra clean.
If you have any questions about your dental hygiene routine, please ask the team at Tewantin Dental Centre. Our team is dedicated to helping you improve your oral health and maintaining a healthier smile.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.