First the hygienist will check the condition of your gums. Then they will clean away any tartar and staining that has built up with an ultrasonic scaler. During the appointment they will also give you oral health advice to help reduce the risk of developing gum disease, or prevent it from progressing if you are already suffering from it.
Smile With Confidence
There’s more to a dental hygiene appointment than just a scale and polish.
Keep Gum Disease At Bay
Regular hygienist visits, and good home oral hygiene, will help prevent plaque build-up and tartar; which can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.
Direct Access allows patients to see our Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist for hygiene treatment without having to see a dentist first. You should be aware that Direct Access should not be considered a substitute to visiting the dentist for a full examination.
Frequently asked questions
No. Although for particular treatments we can give you a local anaesthetic if you are very sensitive to pain and need a deeper treatment.
This depends on your dental health and home brushing and flossing routine. The hygienist will asses your personal treatment needs and recommend a suitable recall period; this usually varies from every 3 months to yearly and is reviewed regularly.