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Dental Hygiene Services at Ascent Dental Care

Healthy smiles aren’t just nicer to look at and be around – good oral hygiene can make your whole body healthier too. There are proven links between poor oral hygiene and increased risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. So, whether you’ve had dental work, such as implants or orthodontics, or you simply want to ensure your smile stays healthy, be sure to book in for a regular appointment with your hygienist.

Our dental hygienists are not only qualified to give your teeth a professional deep clean, removing plaque from areas the toothbrush often misses, but they are also your “go-to” for tailored advice on everything from toothbrushing techniques and personalised product recommendations to lifestyle and nutrition advice.

What are the benefits of professional hygiene treatments?

Remove stubborn stains from teeth

Not for nothing are we known as a nation of tea drinkers – so it should come as no surprise that if you enjoy a daily caffeine fix (or a red wine fix, for that matter), you will inevitably experience staining. And if you happen to neglect your oral hygiene too, that staining will be exacerbated by the presence of tartar, a hard, yellow or brown calculus that builds up when teeth aren’t being brushed effectively. Your hygienist will combat all this with a scale and polish, removing stains, plaque and tartar and polishing teeth to a high shine. In addition to deflecting the formation of more plaque, your smile will look and feel great.

Freshen breath

Bad breath is one of our patients’ most common concerns, and the good news is that, in the vast majority of cases, bad breath can be treated by working with your hygienist. We’ll listen to your concerns, chat with you about your dental habits and lifestyle, and help you establish a robust hygiene routine that you really can stick to at home. We’ll provide tailored advice, too, with techniques and products suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Eat and smile well

Caring for your teeth isn’t just about cleaning. You already know that eating and drinking things that are high in sugar and acid are bad for your teeth – but did you know that a healthy, balanced diet can improve your oral health? Having a proper balance of protein, fruit and veg (especially dark, leafy greens), carbs, and calcium-rich dairy will help get your smile into peak condition – and your hygienist is your point of call for the latest nutrition and lifestyle advice.

What’s the difference between a Dentist & Hygienist?

Dental hygienists are dental professionals who have trained specifically to deal with ensuring you maintain your oral hygiene. Hygienists will use hygiene tools that have been designed to tackle a build-up stubborn plaque. As well as cleaning your teeth, the hygienist’s role is to educate you on best practices for oral hygiene. If you require additional cleaning to maintain your hygiene levels, the hygienist may recommend certain products to help you.

Keeping your smile in top condition at home

We recommend that you practice the following daily routine*:

  • Brush a minimum of twice a day, for a minimum of two minutes each time. Brush slow and not too hard. Brush all your teeth
  • Floss for a minimum of once a day to tackle any stuck food particles. Do not floss too hard, as it can cause your gums to bleed

*Please note, any signs of blood during this routine can be a symptom of gum disease and will need to be examined by a dentist

Book your smile in for an affordable and comprehensive hygiene appointment with the experts at Ascent Dental Care!

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