What happens during of a trip to your Durham hygienist?
A scale and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left, can cause periodontal (gum) disease. By making a hygienist visit part of your dental care regime you can stay one step ahead and avoid becoming one of the 19 out of every 20 people who will suffer from gum disease during their life.
Following a good clean and analysis of overall gum health, they will give your teeth a shine and polish with a gentle, quiet air polisher to remove any superficial stains. In cases where there is decay, your hygienist may apply fluoride or an antibacterial gel.
As well as a thorough scale and polish, your dental hygienist will also provide a complete check of your overall oral health. If they spot anything that needs attention, they will refer you to your dentist for further treatment, making a hygienist visit invaluable.