Visiting Smile Factory Medical Center dental hygienist is a great way to keep on top of your oral health, keeping your teeth clean, gums healthy and breath fresh.
We recommend seeing our dental hygienist for regular ‘maintenance’ appointments. They act as the first line in preventative dental care and act as the eyes and ears for our busy dentists. For example, they might spot an issue that needs a dentist’s attention and can make you an additional appointment.
Our dental hygiene team are trained to:
- Clean and polish your teeth
- Remove harmful build-up of plaque and tartar
- Spot any potential problems and refer you to the dentist
- Show you how to brush and floss properly
- Advise on a thorough home care routine
- Provide advice around diet
- Recommend the best products for you to use at home
- Stain removal with air polish techniques
If you have been experiencing problems such as a build-up of plaque, staining of teeth or bad breath, our hygienists can help.
Keeping one step ahead of dental issues is much easier when you have the assistance of Smile Factory Medical Center hygienists. Appointments last between 30 to 60 minutes.
GUM HYGIENE TREATMENT
Many people fail to act when they spot the first sign of gum disease; bleeding after brushing or flossing. Your gums not only support your teeth to stay in place, they are indicative of your general health, so it is important to keep them healthy.
Gum disease is caused when plaque builds up on the gum line and can lead to serious issues if left untreated.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing
- Redness of gums
- Sore gums
Gum disease occurs in two stages.
The first is gingivitis, when you may spot some of the aforementioned symptoms. This can easily be treated at home by using dentist-recommended products and stepping up your home care routine. It is very important you do not ignore these early symptoms.
The second stage of gum disease is periodontitis. This is serious and extremely damaging to the supporting oral structures such as your jawbone. It can lead to the loosening and loss of your teeth.
When you visit your dentist or the hygienist, they will help you fight gum disease by removing plaque build-up from the gum line and by thoroughly cleaning your teeth. They will also be able to have a closer look at your gums and identify any areas that may exhibit the signs of disease.
Our team will provide support and advice to help you look after your gums.
At home, you should be brushing twice daily and flossing regularly to help reduce the chances of gum disease.