Here at Drury Dental we have a qualified and experienced Dental Hygienist who provides exceptional quality care for our patients. Most people don’t realize the importance of having regular hygiene visits.
Plaque and bacteria can accumulate down below the gumline where the toothbrush and floss don’t access. Over time, that plaque can mineralize into tartar and can cause gum disease and tooth decay if left untreated.
Your dental hygienist will do a general periodontal examination of your mouth to assess the overall health of your gums and to look for signs of periodontal disease.
She will then do a thorough clean, scale and polish. The scaling will be done with the latest ultrasonic scaling technology, followed by hand instrumentation. This process removes any plaque and tartar deposits from above and below the gumline. Once the plaque is removed, your teeth will be polished leaving them feeling smooth and clean.
At the end of the appointment your hygienist will then show you the areas of concern and show you how to care for your teeth at home and will recommend the correct products to use.
It is recommended that you see our hygienist at least twice a year, however some patients may need to come in every 3-4 months.