Our Dental hygienists are a huge part of our dental team. Both Katie and Amber play a vital role in the dental health of our patients, and help prevent dental disease.
Our hygienists will scale your teeth to remove plaque (a soft, sticky layer of bacteria, food & saliva) and hard tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on your teeth over time. Most importantly, the hygienists will give you expert advice on how to keep your mouth healthy.
If tartar is allowed to build up on the teeth, it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive beside the gums. Regular cleaning, as well as deeper scaling and root-planing (cleaning under the gums), removes tartar and associated bacteria. This helps prevent decay as well as gum disease (gingivitis), and bone loss (periodontal disease), the major cause of tooth loss.
Regular hygiene appointments help maintain teeth for life.