What is a Hygiene Appointment?
Most people think a hygiene appointment is just for getting their teeth professionally cleaned when in fact we can do much more for you. Our dental hygienist will evaluate your dental and general health and will want to know about any recent changes to either. This information helps us to pinpoint any areas that might require attention.
We also look at the health of your gums and may gently probe them for any signs of inflammation or bleeding. The probe shows the depth of any pockets around your teeth as this could indicate gum disease, a serious condition that can affect your general health. The information is recorded and checked when you next visit us for any signs of changes.
Our dental hygienist will look at your teeth for any signs of decay, as well as the presence and location of any hardened plaque, a substance called calculus or tartar. These deposits can build up on your teeth if you miss out certain areas while brushing and flossing.
Al the information gained from your hygiene appointment enables us to provide you with customised information to help improve your oral hygiene at home. We also encourage questions so please ask if there is anything you are not sure about as we want you to have all the knowledge you need to look after your teeth at home.
Make an appointment online or over the phone on (07) 4191 4787. Lakeside Dental Spa is located at 8/6-8 Liuzzi St, Pialba Hervey Bay QLD 4655.