Dental Hygiene/Airflow Tooth Polishing Dundee
Good dental hygiene involves having plaque and tartar growth removed from your gum line and in between your teeth. Our hygienist team can also advise on how to reduce your personal risk factors for gum disease and use the state-of-the-art Airflow polishing system to remove biofilm across every corner of your mouth.
Hygienist appointments benefit patients in the following ways:
Reduce the risk of gum disease.
Learn about where you might be going wrong with your brushing and flossing.
Have restorations such as braces, implants, crowns, dentures, and bridges cleaned.
Have fresher breath and a polished set of teeth.
Have a healthier-looking smile.
Your hygienist can also diagnose gum disease and create a plan designed to reverse symptoms like bleeding gums, gum recession and halitosis. If an extraction is needed due to gum disease, your hygienist can outline how tooth replacement will benefit your gum health in the future.
frequently asked questions
What is Airflow® polishing?
Airflow polishing is mixture of air, water and powder particles that gently removes areas of biofilm that cannot be reached with traditional hand scaling equipment. Airflow® is extremely effective for removing significant staining that can accumulate due to lifestyle habits such as smoking and a high sugar diet.
How often do I need to see the hygienist?
The average adult should visit the hygienist approximately every 6 months. However, some patients may need to attend more often if they are particularly vulnerable to gum disease.
What is a hygienist’s main role?
Your hygienist is responsible for the health of your gums, whilst a dentist is a caretaker for your teeth. You should attend hygienist appointments in addition to your dentist check-ups, as these appointments are vital for reducing your risk of gum disease, which is incidentally the main reason why adults prematurely lose teeth.
How much are hygienist appointments?
Our hygiene appointments start from £100.