At Ware Dental we believe good oral hygiene is always important and regular hygiene visits will not only keep your smile looking great it will help maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Plaque build up around your teeth can cause unpleasant smells, staining and bleeding of the gums. If you have restorations such as crowns, veneers, fillings, dentures or implants it is extremely important to see a dental hygienist on a regular basis.
Regular professional maintenance will help you keep your teeth free of decay and looking great. Our hygiene team are friendly, caring and above all gentle. They will help you understand which areas of your mouth are hard to reach and show you how to maintain these areas easily.
If your dentist has already diagnosed gum disease or gum inflammation (gingivitis) they will tell you and arrange an appointment with our hygiene team. Your Dental Hygienist will follow a treatment plan designed specifically for you to treat your condition appropriately with the most up to date techniques available today.
Dental hygienists are specially trained to provide an enhanced service that not only keeps your mouth healthy but encourages and motivates you to maintain this good oral hygiene long term. The purpose of a visit to our hygiene clinic is to lengthen the life span of your teeth and promote all round good health.
Dental hygienists are also trained to show you how to maintain the restorations in your mouth such as crowns, veneers and implants.
A routine visit to the hygienist is a 30 minute appointment designed for patients that have a stable gum condition.
During your appointment our hygienist, Joanne, will carry out a complete review of your medical history – please inform us if there is any change in your medical conditions or medication that you are taking.
An oral cancer screening will be performed. This is done at every visit and is very straight forward procedure that takes only a few minutes and is carried by your hygienist visually inspecting your mouth and soft tissues. An evaluation of your gum health is carried out to detect for gum disease. If required, intra-oral photographs will be taken.
Joanne will explain all her findings to you and if required, provide you with a treatment plan for good gum health maintenance.
Joanne will carry out removal of harmful plaque and bacteria using hand held and ultra sonic scalers and a traditional polish– this may be done in one or multiple visits, depending on your gum health and requirements.
You will be advised of good oral hygiene techniques and your hygienist will make recommendations for any products that may help you achieve this