Our Hygiene Program
At Lifetime Dental Care, we acknowledge the importance of maintaining not just healthy teeth, but also healthy gums. Just like a house needs to be built on sound foundations, your teeth rely on healthy gums for support and stability.
That’s why we have a dedicated team of skilled hygienists who are committed to working with you to ensure your gums remain healthy and free from disease.
Our experienced team are trained to provide you with individualised oral hygiene care and education. During your scale and clean appointment, they will work closely with you to develop a personalised oral hygiene plan that suits your unique needs and goals.
Here’s what you can expect during your hygiene appointment:
Thorough Assessment: Our hygienist will begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your oral health. They will examine your gums, looking for signs of inflammation, bleeding or other indicators of gum disease. This evaluation allows them to determine the state of your gum health and identify any areas that require special attention.
Professional Cleaning: Using specialised tools and techniques, the hygienist will perform a professional cleaning of your teeth and gums. This process involves the removal of plaque and calculus build-up from your teeth, including hard-to-reach areas that are easily missed during regular brushing and flossing. By eliminating these harmful deposits, we can help prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy oral environment.
Bacteriological Examination and Assessment: Plaque disclosing gel is a valuable tool in a hygiene appointment. By applying the gel to the teeth, it reveals areas of accumulated plaque and provides a bacteriological identification. The gel provides a visual indicator that enhances the precision and effectiveness of your professional clean, leading to improved oral health outcomes.
Gum Care & Education: Our hygienists are passionate about educating patients on proper oral hygiene practices. They will take the time to teach you effective brushing and flossing techniques, as well as provide guidance on selecting the right oral care products for your needs. By equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to optimal gum health, we empower you to take control of your oral hygiene routine.
Personalised Recommendations: Based on the assessment of your oral health and the specific concerns discussed during your appointment, our hygienists will provide personalised recommendations to help you maintain healthy gums. This may include suggestions for dietary changes, additional oral care products, or the use of specialised treatment to address specific issues.
Ongoing Support: Our commitment to your oral health doesn’t end with your dental clean appointment. We are here to support you on your journey to optimal gum health. Our hygienists will schedule regular follow-up appointments at recommended intervals to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and provide additional guidance and care as needed.
Remember, regular hygiene appointments are essential for maintaining healthy gums and preventing gum disease. Investing in your gum health now can save you from potential complications and more extensive treatments in the future.