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Scale and Polish

The more you come to us when you’re not in pain, the less chance you’ll have to suffer pain at all.

Research shows that majority of the population brush their teeth incorrectly. We can show you a three-minute-a-day routine that will dramatically reduce your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Of course daily flossing your teeth is just as important.

Regular hygiene appointments will help keep your mouth in the best condition possible. Our hygienist will be happy to see you even if you’re registered with a dentist somewhere else.

What does a dental hygienist appointment involve?

The dental hygienist will use a vibrating machine to remove any plaque, tartar and superficial stains.

The hygienist will then use a specially designed instrument to remove any hard to reach plaque by hand, ensuring each tooth is left in the best condition.

Leaving your teeth feeling clean and refreshed.

More than one visit may be needed to maintain good oral health. The hygienist will monitor any change in the condition of the teeth and gums, and advise further improvements in lifestyle or oral hygiene techniques.

Oral Hygiene Techniques


The dental hygienist willdemonstrate effective plaque removal and recommend a range of oral hygiene aids.

These include tooth brushing manfully or electric.

Manual Toothbrush

Manual Tooth brushing will thoroughly clean your tongue and inside cheeks when you’re doing your two minute routine brush, they are more flexible and can bend back far enough to reach those stubborn teeth at the back hiding food.  Manuel toothbrushes also come in a much larger variety as they can be bought in soft, medium or hard bristles, with a small standard or large head.

Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes include an automatic timer in their design, which makes it easier for users to know when their two minute brush is complete. This ensures a proper clean is achieved to maintain good oral health. An electric toothbrush is ideal for people who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and any other painful or movement-restricting conditions. Since the electric toothbrush’s rotating head does all the work, the user is exempt from constantly applying effort with their wrists and hands; making dental care a much easier task.

Both regular manual toothbrushes and battery power toothbrushes require you to provide all or most of the brushing action, moving the brush back and forth along all sides of your teeth and gums. In contrast, rechargeable electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action while you need only guide it along all surfaces. Once they get the hang of it, many people find this method of brushing easier.

Inter dental cleaning aids such as floss and interdental bushes ( i.e. TePe brushes ) are also used to ensure good oral hygiene.

Dental Floss

Dental floss is a very thin like cord that is gently inserted inbetween the teeth to removed plaque and tartar that a toothbrush can not reach. Flossing should be done daily and can reduce gingivitis ( gum disease ) and halitosis ( bad breath ) compared to tooth brushing alone. Dental floss comes in a variety shapes and sizes. A floss pick is a disposable instrument made of two prongs with a single piece of floss running between the two prongs. The body of the floss picks generally tapers at its end in the shape of a toothpick. Floss picks are very useful if you lack manual dexterity.

Interdental Brushes

An interdental brush is a small brush, typically disposable, plastic handle, used for cleaning between teeth and between the wire of dental braces and the teeth. There is evidence that, after tooth brushing with a conventional tooth brush, interdental brushes remove more plaque than dental floss. Brushes are available in a range of widths ranked from 1 to 7, that are colour-coded.

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