Keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy helps your teeth stay tougher for longer. When your teeth are strong, clean and cavity-free, you drastically reduce the risk of decay, gingivitis and gum disease.
The hygiene how-to
Dental hygienists keep your mouth healthy by working with you to create and maintain healthy habits. A hygienist has different skills to a dentist and is focused on prevention.
What to expect
During your appointment, your hygienists will assess your mouth for signs of oral disease and identify any hygiene issues.
Your hygienist starts by cleaning your teeth thoroughly – gently scaling, polishing and removing plaque buildup from your teeth and gums.
You’ll be shown how to care for your teeth and gums and given tips on how to brush and floss properly. Most appointments take between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your teeth and the time since your last visit.
Our team of hygienists believe healthy habits are the key to healthy mouths. We focus on teaching you practical techniques so you can take the best possible care of your mouth, teeth and gums.
Brushing twice daily and regularly flossing as well as going for your routine checkups are crucial step. Avoidsugary foods and soft drinks to help keep bacteria and decay at bay.
At NDC Palmerston, our team of dental hygienists are committed to keeping your mouth healthy and ensuring that you’re taking care of teeth.
Our dental practice has a scheduling system to ensure that you get an appointment at a time that suits you. Don’t forget to make your checkup appointment.