At Mulgrave Dental Centre , the role of our highly experienced hygienist Yuga and Neetu is in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. They will discuss your cleaning routines and provide advice and suggestions on how this can be improved. Lifestyle choices which could affect the teeth and gums may also be discussed, such as diet, smoking or alcohol consumption which are some of the main causes of oral health issues.
Professional cleaning, also known as scale and polish, may also be performed on your teeth and gums. This involves the removal of plaque, stains (caused by diet or smoking) and tartar (hardened gingival bacteria which cannot be removed by brushing alone). This painless procedure is highly effective in preventing gum disease if performed during the early stages. This can also be done under local anaesthesia for patients with sensitive teeth or advanced gum disease.
Ideally, hygienist appointments should be attended once in 6 months which is sufficient for the majority of patients, although some patients who are at a higher risk of gum disease may require more regular appointments to prevent the problems caused by gum disease.