Why do I need a hygienist cleaning?
Dental hygienists are oral healthcare professionals that will help you to achieve and maintain good oral health.
When you have a cleaning with our team of hygienists at Southside Dental Options, plaque and calculus are removed from your teeth, which helps you to maintain healthy gums and promotes overall good oral hygiene.
What does a hygienist cleaning involve?
Our dental hygienists perform a variety of different procedures designed to maintain your oral health, including teeth cleaning and treating gum conditions. These can be both preventative and corrective.
- X-rays and diagnostic testing
- Oral disease diagnosis
- Scaling and polishing
- Preventative and therapeutic treatments
- Treating gum disease
Dental hygienists also act as educators and counsellors, and can help you to establish good oral health practices and routines, including how to brush and floss more effectively, along with advice on how to keep plaque under control.
What are the benefits of a hygienist cleaning?
Regular cleaning helps to prevent, control and manage gum disease.
Having a regular hygienist cleaning will go a long way to ensuring your long term oral health, as well as your overall health and well-being.
This is because poor oral hygiene has been linked to serious medical conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, while gum disease is now thought to cause high blood pressure (or hypertension, as it is also known), one of the major causes of heart attacks and strokes.
Poor oral hygiene can also lead to discoloured or decaying teeth, as well as persistent bad breath, two conditions that can negatively affect your self-confidence. In addition, our Morphett Vale dental hygienists can help you to establish better oral care routines, ensuring that your brushing and flossing techniques are effective.
Is a hygienist cleaning right for me?
Everyone can benefit from the range of services provided by our specialist dental hygienists, which go beyond simply cleaning your teeth. This includes both children and adults of all ages. Anyone who wants better oral hygiene and good ongoing dental health needs to undertake hygienist cleaning regularly, in conjunction with regular scheduled checkups with a dentist.
Your hygienist will also help you to address any issues before they become serious problems, especially as they relate to gum disease and periodontitis. while your individualised dental plan will ensure you have ongoing preventative care.
Commonly asked questions about Hygienist Cleaning
What sort of preventative procedures do dental hygienists carry out?
Our dental hygienists perform a range of preventive procedures designed to improve your ongoing oral health. These include fluoride application, X-rays, gum disease treatment and much more.
What are the symptoms of poor gum health?
You might need to see one of our dental hygienists in Morphett Vale to have your gum health checked if you have any of these symptoms:
- Painful or bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth
- A receding gum line
- Persistent bad breath
- Growing gaps between your teeth
- Teeth that feel loose
What should I do in between visits to the hygienist?
In order to maintain good oral health between visits to your hygienist, there are some steps you can take in caring for your teeth and gums:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily
- Clean your tongue to help prevent bad breath
- Avoid food and drinks that can cause tooth decay
- Stop smoking
- Ensure you have a healthy and balanced diet.