Our dental hygienists are specifically trained in order to assist you to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy. Bacterial plaque if not adequately removed with brushing and flossing can cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) and decay. If this inflammation spreads below the gum line, this may lead to periodontal disease- an infection and inflammation of the ligaments and bone supporting the teeth. One of the first signs of gum inflammation is bleeding. Gum bleeding is not normal.
Most people are unaware they have periodontal disease as it is a silent, chronic condition. Periodontal disease is however, our most common preventable disease in adults in Australia. It is a condition which may lead to the loss of one, or many teeth and in its acute phase, can cause a great deal of pain. If you are feeling concerned about your gum health or gum condition, or need advice about your oral health, call us on (08) 8212 3880.
The bacteria involved in periodontal disease are easily able to enter the blood stream and are also linked with many common illnesses affecting the rest of the body. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes. This list continues to grow as the mouth really is a portal to the rest of the body and research continues into the relationship between the mouth health and the health of the whole body.
What does our Dental Hygienist do for you?
- Comprehensive gum health check
- Detailed Recording of the condition of your gums
- Removal of plaque and calculus/tartar
- Dental polishing
- Concentrated fluoride application
- Personalised Oral Hygiene instruction and care recommendations
- Dietary counselling
- Smoking cessation counselling
- Liaising with gum specialists if required
These services are provided in full consultation with the Dentist so we, as a team can provide you with the highest level of care to ensure you and your mouth remain healthy and happy. Our hygiene services can be provided to you at the same time as your routine examination, or as a stand-alone service as determined by your Dentist. Call our friendly staff now to book your Hygiene consultation on (08) 8212 3880.