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Your Dental Health: What Can Your Hygienist Do For You?

Visiting your Dentist is the first step in caring for your family's teeth but to keep you all smiling, it's important to get to know your Dental Hygienist and the services he or she can offer you. Most Dental surgeries have a Hygienist who can see the whole family regularly to help prevent problems and maintain good oral health.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean is easier if you prevent problems from occurring in the first place. Your Hygienist will be able to offer a range of services for your pearly whites and will help you to learn the best ways to brush, floss and rinse your teeth. Learning how to care for their mouths from an early age will set your family up for a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth.

The most vital step in keeping your teeth gleaming is learning how to care for them at home and your Hygienist can teach you and your children the most efficient ways to do this. If you have any specific oral health concerns, such as sensitivity or halitosis, you can talk to your Hygienist about the best ways to combat these.

Your Dental Hygienist Can:

  • Help to educate you and your family about the best way to brush your teeth to keep them strong and prevent the build up of plaque.
  • Give you advice on how to give up smoking, which is an important way to keep your mouth healthy and reduce your risk of gum disease.
  • Teach you how to floss correctly, removing food or plaque from between your teeth to help your mouth feel fresh and clean at all times. If dental floss is painful to use, your hygienist may suggest that you try dental tape or interdental brushes, small wire brushes that fit between the teeth.
  • Apply fissure sealants to protect the surfaces of your back teeth – a common treatment, especially for children, which can prevent decay if the enamel on teeth does not form correctly or is damaged.
  • Offer you dietary advice on how to prevent decay and erosion related to acidic foods and drinks. Nutrition can make a big difference to your oral health and it is important to make the most of expert advice to keep your smile bright!
  • Scale and polish your teeth to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. These can build up when your teeth aren’t cleaned properly and your hygienist can even clean the roots of teeth if necessary.
  • Work with you to find the best treatment plan for you, based on your personal habits and your oral health care. Some people will require regular treatment and some may only need to see the Hygienist once.

Professional Dental Care With a Personal Touch

Hygienists are regulated by The Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association and you are assured of a professional and thorough service. If you’re looking for a Dentist in Ballincollig who can offer you the full range of services, including a friendly and experienced Dental Hygienist, call the Guiney Dental Practice today on 021-481 0535.

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