What can I expect from a hygienist appointment?
When you schedule an appointment with your local hygienist, they will first assess the oral health of your teeth and follow up by providing a thorough scaling procedure. To ensure that your teeth are as healthy and clean as possible, here at our clinic we use scalers and curettes—specialized tools designed to carefully scrape away any buildup of plaque or tartar around the gum line. This gentle process removes impurities from the surface of the teeth with precision.
Through the use of hand-held mirrors, your hygienist will be able to detect any missed areas and measure plaque buildup. After completing a deep clean and full evaluation of oral health, they will then work to give your teeth an attractive lustre by utilising a quiet air polisher that efficiently erases superficial stains. In cases where decay is present, fluoride or antibacterial gel may be applied in order to preserve mouth hygiene.
Tackling tooth fissures
Tooth fissures are small and shallow crevices located on the surface of teeth, predominantly found on premolars and molars – a common dental feature. With regular brushing, it is easy to miss these fine crevices where bacteria can multiply and erode your teeth. A fissure sealant is a fast and simple way to keep cavities away, as your hygienist can easily apply it to protect your teeth. We will advise whether this is necessary, and we would never recommend something you didnt need.
Complete oral care
Prevention is better than cure, and identifying early signs of tooth decay or gum inflammation enables your practitioner to address the problem swiftly. After all no one wants to have a tooth removed or a root canal treatment so act now before it gets to that stage. Get in touch with Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre today!