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Hygienist

Dental Hygiene

At Dental Excellence we believe in prevention dentistry. That is why we have established an excellent hygiene program to ensure you maintain a natural, healthy smile for life.

Our dental hygienists are highly trained professionals who are skilled in all areas of preventative dental care. You're not just getting a “clean”, but comprehensive approach to great oral health.

The Dental Hygienist appointment is designed to evaluate your oral health.  Firstly, any existing gum disease is treated and then, most importantly, measures are put in place to prevent any further episodes and maintain oral health.

Appointment with the Hygienist

Your appointment with our hygienist will involve;

Hygiene Maintenance

Regular appointments with our Hygiene team to identify and prevent any arising concerns are recommended to maintain your healthy smile. This may vary between 3 – 12 months depending on the individual.

At your maintenance visit (6 - 12 month visits), the appointment is also combined with a dental exam with Dr Agapitos, which includes a complete check-up of your teeth and restorations, with the aim of identifying concerns before they evolve. Radiographs (X-Rays) may be requited at this visit, but will be discussed with you beforehand.

Brushing and Flossing 

Along with your regular dental examination and hygiene visits, brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to maintain great dental health.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Regular and thorough brushing removes the plaque that causes gum disease and decay.
Floss at least once a day.Flossing removes plaque and bacteria from places your toothbrush can't reach, like between your teeth. To get into a routine of flossing, try to floss when your doing something else, when watching TV or listening to music.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is a common condition, although is not normal and you should make an appointment to see us.

Bleeding is often an indication that the gums are inflamed which is usually due to plaque buildup on the surface of the teeth. This inflammation is referred to as gingivitis. If left untreated further damage to your oral and general health may arise.

 

Bad Breath

There are many causes of bad breath, which can lead to loss of confidence and self-esteem for individuals. Some of the common ones are periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, smoking, and bacteria.

At dental excellence our hygiene team will assess the cause and determine the specific products and treatments required to give you a fresh healthy breath.

Oral Cancer Screening

We are not only dedicated to maintaining your smile, but also to your overall wellness. Your oral cancer screening is pain free and part of your examination. It involves a simple visual examination of your oral cavity as a whole. We also feel the tissues of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities.

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