These activities should be done at least twice a day. Not only while these prevent gum disease, tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath) but regular and consistent oral hygiene can also prevent heart disease and strokes.
Our dental hygienist is specifically trained in order to assist you to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy. Bacterial plaque if not adequately removed with brushing and flossing can cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) and decay. If this inflammation spreads below the gum line, this may lead to periodontal disease- an infection and inflammation of the ligaments and bone supporting the teeth. One of the first signs of gum inflammation is bleeding. Gum bleeding is not normal.
Most people are unaware they have periodontal disease as it is a silent, chronic condition. Periodontal disease is however, our most common preventable disease in adults in New Zealand. It is a condition which may lead to the loss of one, or many teeth and in its acute phase, can cause a great deal of pain. If you are feeling concerned about your gum health or gum condition, or need advice about your oral health, call us on 03 477 7993 to schedule an appointment.
The bacteria involved in periodontal disease are easily able to enter the blood stream and are also linked with many common illnesses affecting the rest of the body. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes. This list continues to grow as the mouth really is a portal to the rest of the body and research continues into the relationship between the mouth health and the health of the whole body.
What Does Our Dental Hygienist Do For You?
- Comprehensive gum health check
- Removal of plaque and tartar with topical or local anaesthetic if required
- Dental polishing and power cleans for the removal of tough stains
- Concentrated fluoride application
- Personalised Oral Hygiene instruction and care recommendations
- Implant Maintenance
- Orthodontic patient care
These services are provided in full consultation with the Dentist so we, as a team can provide you with the highest level of care to ensure you and your mouth remain healthy and happy. Our hygiene services can be provided to you at the same time as your routine examination, or as a stand-alone service as determined by your Dentist. Call our friendly staff now to book your Hygiene consultation on 03 477 7993.