Hygiene Treatments

At Smile Spa, we have exceptional Hygiene Therapists that work alongside our Dentists to look after your oral hygiene.

We provide several hygiene care membership plans that include 2 – 4 hygiene appointments per year with our Therapists. See our Practice Plan page for more details of the benefits you will receive by joining a plan with Smile Spa.

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Why is it important to visit the Hygienist?

It is important to look after your oral hygiene to prevent problems such as Gum Disease which is one of the most common diseases in the world. It has been estimated that 98% of the population will suffer from it at some stage in their lives and some people are more prone to it than others.

Plaque, made up of bacteria that live in our mouths, can collect around where the teeth and gums join. If not removed, the bacteria causes and inflammation of the gums known as Gingivitis. Gingivitis can be treated but if left, it can develop into Periodontitis which causes your gums to recede away from your teeth and is irreversible. If not treated, the teeth become loose and need to be extracted.

Follow the tips below to keep on top of your oral hygiene.

Brushing

Brushing

Twice a day, every day. It can be quite easy even then to miss some of the spots where plaque builds up around the gum line; the best advice is to brush your teeth gently but thoroughly with a soft tooth brush (electric or manual), concentrating on the areas where your teeth meet the gum line.

Go the extra mile

Go the extra mile

Using dental floss and mouthwash as part of your routine helps to get rid of the plaque that your tooth brush can’t reach. If you are finding floss tricky to use or are confused about the many different types of mouthwash out there, ask your dentist or hygienist for advice.

Visit the Hygienist

Visit the Hygienist

If you are one of those people who are prone to the build up of Calculus (Tartar) it is a good idea to have regular Scale and Polish appointments with a hygienist. Your dentist will advise if your are one of these people and how often you will need these appointments.