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Hygienist Service

A scale and polish treatment is a deep cleaning procedure that is performed by a dental hygienist. This involves cleaning around the gum line along with the back and front of the teeth to remove all plaque and tartar.

If you have a lot of plaque and build up due to improper oral care, your dentist may not have enough time to be able to effectively clean your teeth. In this case an oral hygienist will be able to take more time to provide your teeth with a more thorough treatment.

It's important to remove plaque and tartar build up properly as if you don't it could lead to deeper oral problems such as gum disease, decay, bone loss and even tooth loss.

Quite simply, everyone. Seeing an oral hygienist twice a year can maintain a happy and clean mouth and will reduce the risk of complications.

Why do I need to see an oral hygienist?

If you have a lot of plaque and build up due to improper oral care, your dentist may not have enough time to be able to effectively clean your teeth. In this case an oral hygienist will be able to take more time to provide your teeth with a more thorough treatment.

What are the risks of not seeing an oral hygienist?

It's important to remove plaque and tartar build up properly as if you don't it could lead to deeper oral problems such as gum disease, decay, bone loss and even tooth loss.

Who can benefit from a scale and polish?

Quite simply, everyone. Seeing an oral hygienist twice a year can maintain a happy and clean mouth and will reduce the risk of complications.

Frequently asked questions about Hygienist Service

  • How often do I need a scale and polish?

    Depending on the severity of your plaque build up, you may need to attend these appointments more frequently, however most dentists recommend seeing the oral hygienist once or twice a year.

  • Is the procedure painful?

    No, this procedure doesn't require any anaesthesia and is not a painful. It is usually over within a few minutes and will leave you with clean, healthy teeth.

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