Regular visits to the hygienist can help to keep your teeth and gums in optimum condition. How often you need to see the hygienist will depend on your individual needs.
We usually recommend all our patients see the hygienist every 6 months for routine cleaning, diet and oral hygiene instruction. Patients susceptible to gum disease may need longer, more frequent treatments to remove the build up of plaque and scale under the gums. Those with excellent gum health may be able to go longer between treatments.
All hygienists undergo university training for their role and at Solent House Dental Centre all our care is offered by Caroline Smith and Jacqui Read, who are able to play a key role in your oral health care, keeping gum disease at bay.
As well as carrying out a deep cleaning of the mouth, they can also help you maintain oral health in between visits with a healthcare plan, tailored specifically for you and your needs. Following your hygienist’s advice is very important, particularly if you have any dental restorations, as good oral hygiene can help prolong their lifespan as well as keep your teeth and gums in top condition.
Protect your heart with sparkling teeth and fresh breath: Recent studies show a strong link between gum disease and narrowing of the arteries. Taking good care of your teeth and gums today could protect you from having a stroke or heart attack.
For more advanced gum issues referrals can be made to Dr Susan Heselton, who has advanced training in Periodontics.