Prevention is Better Than a Cure
At Sailors Bay Dentistry we believe maintaining oral health is the most important tool in dentistry, as while we are highly skilled in fixing dental problems, it is much better for your health and wallet that those problems do not occur at all!
Did you know that poor oral hygiene can lead to:
- Poor overall health
- Contribute to heart disease
- Increase your risk of a stroke
- Lead to tooth loss
Oral Hygiene check-up
Your oral hygiene is very important to your oral health. A thorough oral hygiene check up removes the bacteria from your teeth and gums helping to maintain good oral health. We recommend 6 monthly preventative care check ups with your dentist, this includes an examination to identify and treat potential dental issues before they escalate and a professional clean and polish to remove the hard build up of plaque that regular brushing can miss.
A oral hygiene routine also involves consistent oral care, including brushing your teeth with a soft bristle tooth brush twice daily as well as flossing between the teeth once a day. Using a mouth wash will also help prevent bacterial plaque that cause gingivitis and bad breath.
What is a Dental Hygienist or Oral Health Therapist?
A dental hygienist or oral health therapist is responsible for maintaining your oral health by keeping your teeth and gums clean and disease free. They also teach you techniques to maintain this cleanliness outside your regular hygiene appointments.
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Brianna, Kellie and Denise have worked here for many years and have a loyal, happy following of dedicated patients. They all offer very caring, gentle treatments and work closely with the Dentists to ensure optimum oral health care for their patients. They have a very professional approach providing a premium service. The newest addition to our hygiene team is Kathrine who gained her qualification as an oral health therapist in 2011. She performs treatment on children as an oral health therapist and looks after adult patients periodontal gum health. Kathrine and Denise are qualified to provide in chair Zoom whitening for our adult patients.
Why Doesn't My Dentist do the Work?
Our team of hygenists have been specifically trained to perform preventative treatment as well as health maintainence when it comes to the mouth, teeth and gums. This is so more time can be dedicated to this important aspect of your oral health as well as freeing up your dentist for more complicated dental procedures.
What training does a dental hygienist have?
Dental Hygienists are required to have undertaken a 3 year degree or diploma in Oral Health Therapy.
Contact us today to book in your oral hygiene appointment.