Regular dental health examinations are vital to maintaining good oral health and identifying problem areas early on. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy by following regular brushing and flossing techniques are also essential in maintaining good dental and oral health.
What are the benefits of good oral and dental hygiene?
To prevent the formation of plaque which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease
Clean and plaque-free teeth
A mouth free from episodes of bad breath
Pink, healthy gums that do not bleed or hurt whilst brushing or flossing.
To improve lifestyle and quality of life by preserving eating functions and speech, resulting in teeth lasting longer and avoiding extensive dental treatment.
At Rathgar Dental, we take follow up care very seriously and invite you back for your regular 6 monthly check –ups.
We also offer a Dental Hygiene treatment which comprises of a thorough clean and polish to help maintain healthy teeth and gums
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Profound tooth cleaning and polishing
The professional dental hygiene treatment helps you to preserve the health of your teeth!
Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dentist or a dental hygienist who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing.
1. Step: Cleaning
Proper dental health is achieved by removing the calculus with an ultrasonic scaler. If the surface of the tooth is smooth and clean, calculus is unable to form and thus by maintaining good oral hygiene we can prevent the reappearance of calculus.
The ultrasonic scaler does not damage tooth enamel. Its tip vibrates, removing the calculus from the surface of the tooth without damaging the enamel. As a result of sound pulse absorbed by the vibrating tip, air bubbles develop breaking the calculus up.
2. Step: Tooth polishing
Ultrasonic scaling is always followed by a special tooth polishing procedure using Profiflex, an instrument similar to a sandblaster but emitting (instead of sand) an extremely fine bi-carbonate powder mixed with water at high pressure on the surface of teeth. The polishing powder removes debris, stains and plaque without harming the surface of the tooth. This is the most advanced polishing method available today.
Polishing may be applied as a complementary treatment following calculus removal, but is also useful for cleaning the teeth prior to bleaching or pit and fissure sealing.
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