Dental Scale and Polish

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene at home and regularly visiting the hygienist as well as the dentist is key to preventing and treating gum disease. At St Johns Road Dental Practice we focus heavily on prevention and we have a dedicated hygienist who will advise on good oral hygiene, check for any signs of gum disease, inflammation and bleeding, and remove any plaque build-up. She will also check the tissues of the mouth and conduct an oral cancer screening at each visit.

Dental plaque is the main cause of gum disease which in turn is the main reason for tooth loss in adults. This is why we place great importance on good oral hygiene and our hygienist will look at your brushing technique, and use of any other necessary cleaning instruments such as floss and interdental brushes, especially in patients who have braces and treatments such as implants

We offer a routine scale and polish where the hygienist removes plaque or tartar build-up and any tooth staining, and an enhanced hygiene treatment targeted to treat periodontal gum disease.