A good dental hygiene regime is essential for keeping your teeth in their very best condition.This means keeping up a meticulous cleaning routine at home as well as regular visits to your hygienist. Every patient's oral hygiene needs are different, and our hygienists can help you develop the best home dental hygiene routine for your mouth.
At our Bournemouth dental practice we have a highly trained team of hygienists who are experienced in all aspects of oral hygiene and will give you friendly, professional advice on how best to care for your teeth.
We usually recommend that you visit the hygienist every six months, which can tie in nicely with your dental check-ups. However, some people may need to visit more or less frequently – we will advise you how often you should come in. You can book an appointment with a hygienist without having to visit the dentist first.
Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surfaces of the teeth and gums every day. By thoroughly cleaning your teeth at home at least twice a day, you'll be able to remove most of the plaque that can develop. However, most people have areas of their mouths that are hard to reach properly when brushing, particularly when teeth are not perfectly straight. In these areas plaque hardens to tartar, which is much more difficult to remove.
A scale and polish carried out by our hygienists will remove this stubborn tartar and will thoroughly clean all of your teeth, even those places that are hard to reach at home, and leave you with a fantastically clean feeling.
Your hygienist will also give you advice about the best home tooth cleaning routine for you, as well as how diet and lifestyle can affect your teeth and your overall oral health.