Dental hygiene is the single most important contribution to a successful dental treatment plan. Without properly maintained hygiene, all dental plans can fail. The health of the gums and supporting bone structure to the teeth is paramount in the long-term success of dental treatment.
When should I see a dental hygienist?
You should see your dental hygienist regularly to maintain good oral health care. Brushing and flossing daily is not enough to reach the hidden areas where tartar and plaque can build up. A dental hygienist uses specialist instruments to clean your teeth, remove tartar and plaque, and help prevent gum disease or bone loss. A dental hygienist can also advise you on products you can use to help improve your home oral hygiene routine.