A visit to see the dental hygienist is not only an important factor for maintaining a healthy smile but can also be a life changing experience.
Many people believe that just seeing the dentist alone is enough to maintain healthy teeth and gums but visiting the hygienist regularly is a key factor.
It our dental hygienists job to carefully examine your gums and your teeth paying particular attention to any presence of:-
- Plaque and tartar
The hygienist will remove any plaque or tartar by gentle scraping or scaling and polishing. In some cases the tartar may have gone below gum level on the root surfaces so the hygienist will undertake a procedure called Root Planing to ensure that the teeth can be cleaned effectively.
At Reece Associates our hygienists will work closely with you to design a tailor made cleaning programme that will best suit your needs, this will ensure that your gums and teeth are kept as healthy as possible and with the advice that is provided to you, you will be able to maintain this high level of oral hygiene.
Our hygienists are excellent in educating patients when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. This can be done by: –
- Showing patients how to use a their toothbrush effectively,
- Recommendations of electric toothbrushes,
- Showing patients how to floss effectively
- Using Interdental brushes