Hygiene Dentistry

We are passionate about preventive care.

Through ongoing education, care and consultation we will work together to deliver you an effective home care routine, and regular maintenance appointments, to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.
Your hygiene appointment will involve a thorough clean from our friendly and attentive dental hygienists. Your gums will be checked, with a focus on plaque, calculus (hardened plaque or tartar) and the removal of surface staining. You will then be checked for gingivitis or gum disease, and screened for other diseases such as oral cancer(visual check).
We will work with you to show you the most effective brushing and oral care routine. At your regular visit (6 - 12 month visits), the appointment is also combined with a dental exam, which includes a complete check-up of your teeth and restorations, with the aim of identifying concerns before they evolve. Radiographs (X-Rays) may be required at this visit, but will be discussed with you beforehand.
Our team works with you to provide as much information as you need on a wide range of hygiene topics. These include ongoing maintenance, gum disease, bleeding gums, fresh breath and oral cancer screening (visual check only).
  • Professional dental care

    Even with careful brushing and flossing, tartar (mineralised plaque) can still build up on your teeth, particularly in hard to reach places. This…

  • Flossing correctly

    This should be an essential part of your routine as it removes plaque from between the teeth. When you floss, make sure you…

  • Brushing correctly

    When you brush your teeth ensure you are rotating the brush head in round circular motion, aiming to clean along the gum margins…

Our Hygienists will talk with you about what options would suit you best