Your oral hygiene appointments are an easy and non-invasive way to maintain great dental health. Here at Helix Dentistry our hygiene team is exceptionally gentle and we invite you to sit back and relax in calm and comfortable surroundings while your teeth are professionally cleaned. This treatment will leave you with a beautifully clean mouth and fresher breath. Your hygiene appointment is a great way to get a sparkling smile but it is also vital for healthy gums.
Why are regular oral hygiene appointments so important?
Even if you are meticulous when brushing and flossing, it is easy to miss out small areas, allowing calculus to build up on your teeth. Calculus is hardened plaque and contains bacteria that will infect your gums, causing gum disease. Unfortunately gum disease is incredibly common and early symptoms are easily ignored. This condition can lead to tooth loss and without prompt treatment, it can also affect your general health. By seeing us regularly, we can help ensure your gums are always in the pink and if there are any signs of infection, we can provide appropriate treatment to help restore gum health.
How frequently should I have oral hygiene appointments?
Most people will only need to see us every six months, so you can book an appointment at the same time as your regular dental examination. However, if you have any medical issues that increase your risk of developing gum disease, we may suggest you have this preventative treatment more often.