Visiting the hygienist is the ideal way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to help you to keep your teeth clean at home. It involves the removal of plaque and tatar deposits that have built up on or around teeth over time.
You can only remove so much by brushing your teeth. Scaling removes hard tartar that forms on your teeth and is effective at removing trapped food and plaque, which can cause gum disease and tooth decay. A scale and polish is an easy process that involves one of our hygienists using specialised instruments to clean your teeth, leaving them smooth and clean. A scale and polish is also a good opportunity to learn some important oral hygiene techniques, individually tailored for your specific needs.
If you are diagnosed with gum disease the hygienist can use more advanced techniques such full mouth disinfection, and long term antimicrobial placement to treat it.