Dental Hygiene / Teeth Cleaning
The Beacon Dental Clinic provides dental hygiene teeth cleaning treatments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Our clinic provides employee friendly appointments starting from 7.30 / 8.00 am. We also provide convenient lunch time appointments. Teeth cleaning treatments cost €80 and lasts 30 -45 minutes.
To make your appointment, call us on 01 213 5644 or click here
Periodontal gum disease problems can sometimes present with a range of typical symptoms including red and swollen gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, loosening or spacing of the teeth, bad breath or halitosis and other mouth changes. In many cases periodontal gum diseases are often silent, meaning that symptoms may not be evident until significant changes have occurred. Some people may have Gingivitis or Periodontitis and not experience any symptoms and be unaware that they have a gum disease.
What is a Dental Hygienist?
A Dental Hygienist is a qualified professional who works with the Dentist to help patients care for their teeth and gums. The Dental Hygienist has two main roles:
- A clinician who treats and prevents gum (periodontal) disease and tooth decay (caries).
- An educator who teaches and motivates patients to care for their own teeth and gums in between dental visits to enhance oral health. y disease detected/ changes can by treated in the early stages.
What is the Role of the Dental Hygienist?
The primary role is to prevent and treat periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay in all patients treated.
Each patient needs to be monitored according to his/her periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay pattern to ensure it remains stable.
- At the initial visit, our Hygienist will carry out a basic examination to assess how healthy your gums are by using an instrument to measure and chart the depth of any ‘pockets’ around teeth and assess the level of bleeding from the gums. They may also take x-rays if needed.
- The Hygienist will then carry out a range of professional cleaning treatments specific to your particular requirements such as scaling and polishing the teeth and root planning (deep cleaning) under local anaesthetic (if indicated).
- She may also apply medications and solutions to the teeth and gums to help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and reduce tooth/gum sensitivity.
- The hygienist will draw up an oral hygiene plan specific to your needs. The hygienist will go through all the steps in your oral health routine with you to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.
Advice and Education
Our Hygienists can advise you on a range of oral health procedures tailored to your individual needs, as well as demonstrating how to carry them out effectively.
- Cleaning between the teeth using floss or interdental brushes.
- Tooth brushing using a manual or electric toothbrush
- Cleaning around braces, implants, crowns, bridges etc.
They can then recommend the most suitable products for you to carry out these procedures.
They can also analyze your diet and offer diet advice to help prevent tooth decay and enamel erosion.
Our Hygienists are also qualified to advise and help with more general issues concerning oral health, such as advice to help you give up smoking.
Why should visiting the Hygienist help maintain my oral health?
Visiting your Dental Hygienist regularly is the most important step you can take to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Your Hygienist will help you to maintain good oral hygiene, detect disease in the early stages and anticipate problems that may arise in the future.
How often should I see the Hygienist?
This will vary depending on your state of oral health and is completely individual to each patient. Most patients need to see the hygienist at least once every six months. However, if there is a clinical need to manage an active problem, under the direction of the dentist, you may need to attend more frequently. Depending on your clinical needs, recalls may be at monthly, three-monthly or six monthly intervals. Attending your appointments with the hygienist is very important to maintaining your oral health.
How to gain most benefit from seeing the dental Hygienist:
- Ask lots of questions and seek clarification of anything you are unclear about.
- Ask the Hygienist to demonstrate any procedures that you think you may find difficult e.g. flossing.
- Between visits, follow the advice given to you with regard to cleaning procedures.
- Make sure to attend for recall visits as often as advised by your Hygienist. The hygienist is in very regular discussion with your dentist and will bring any concerns about your dentition to his/her attention immediately. This is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease as your oral health can be closely monitored and any disease detected/ changes can by treated in the early stages.
Beacon Dental Clinic, Beacon Consultants Clinic, Dublin 18, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 213 5644 | Fax: +353 1 213 5645 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org