Hygiene Treatment In Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Maintaining Healthy Gums And Teeth Is The Foundation Of Good Oral Health with Dental Hygienist
Our Dental hygienist at Four Oak Dental offer a professional teeth cleaning, scaling and polishing service. During the appointment your hygienist will carry out an initial dental hygiene examination. They will then:
- Scale your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up in those areas brushing cannot reach.
- Perform a clean and polish to remove any superficial stains on your teeth.
- Offer tailored advice on how to maintain good dental health and demonstrate techniques you can use at home.
- Your hygienist will also provide advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. They can spot signs of gum disease and will refer you to our dentist or a periodontist if they see anything that requires specialist treatment.
Our Dental Hygienist Services
Nearly everyone has gum disease to some degree, and keeping it in check is essential. Our team of dental hygienists at Four Oaks Dental in Sutton Coldfield help you to maintain good oral hygiene and gum health.
Scale and polish with a hygienist
This is a routine but thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums that is carried out by a dental hygienist or therapist. It is largely a preventative measure but can also be used to reverse or manage gum disease when already present. We recommend that all patients have this procedure every six months, or more frequently if you are in a higher risk group, such as if you are a diabetic or a smoker.
Ultrasonic cleaning at Four Oaks Dental focuses on removing dental plaque (a naturally occurring bacterial biofilm) and dental calculus (tartar), which form hard deposits and stains on teeth. When someone has a buildup of plaque and tartar, these substances can contain disease-causing bacteria that can cause major damage to your teeth and overall oral health. Your hygienist will use an ultrasonic cleaner that generates ultrasonic waves that cleans the teeth and gums effectively.
Deep Scale With A
Any patient that needs to have a deep scale treatment will already have gum disease that is quite advanced. Whilst a routine hygienist cleaning treatment will clean around the teeth and gum line, a deep clean, or root planing, is required when the bacteria has become a problem further down the tooth, sometimes reaching the root of the tooth and the surrounding bone tissue.
The Benefits Of A Hygiene Appointment
Our dental hygienists at Four Oaks Dental have been helping to maintain our patients healthy gums and teeth in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, Brirmingham, and the surrounding areas for over 25 years.
Even in healthy individuals, a hygiene appointment is a good idea if you want a little more confidence in your smile. Your hygienist can remove staining caused by drinks such as tea and coffee, helping you achieve a brighter smile, plus they will advise on a tailored oral health routine at home that will help your gums stay healthy.
If left untreated, gum disease can have an impact on your overall health. The bacteria irritate the gums, causing them to pull away from the teeth. Eventually bacteria can go beyond the gumline affecting the tissues that hold the teeth in place, causing them to become wobbly and fall out. If you have gum disease, it may even increase the risk of other health complications such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Use the button below to enquire about our dental hygiene treatments at Four Oaks Dental.