Our hygienist is specially trained, licensed practitioner whose core focus is to carry out preventative dental care. The dental hygienist will examine your mouth for signs of oral diseases and carry out prophylactic treatments to help stop or prevent progression of gum diseases.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque feeds off sugars in food and drink that we take and produce acids that dissolve and break down the enamel of the teeth. When you don’t clean your teeth properly, the plaque eventually hardens into calculus which makes it even more difficult to clean your teeth. The build-up of plaque will cause gingivitis, a condition where gums become tender, swollen and bleed easily. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal or gum disease.