Most people think that dental hygiene is just about having your teeth cleaned.
An appointment with your Dental Hygienist is far more than that and includes the treatment of gum disease, management of jaw bone disease (also known as Periodontal Disease), the prevention of cavities through chemical therapies including fluoride treatments and fissure sealants.
What many people are not aware of is that gum disease contributes to more incidents of tooth loss in Australia than dental decay. There is also a significant relationship between oral health and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and pre-term birth. A Dental Hygiene appointment assesses and addresses the health of your gums and customizes an oral hygiene regime to suit your individual needs.