A dental hygienist is a qualified and licensed oral health professional who assists the dentist in the treatment of their patients, and focuses on preventative care. Dental hygienists are trained to perform specific clinical procedures which aim to prevent dental disease of the teeth and gums, ultimately leading to improved general health and well-being. Some of the procedures frequently carried out by a dental hygienist include the assessing of oral health, scale and cleans, teeth whitening and more.
At Aria Dental, our aim is to extend the longevity of any dental treatment you may have had, and to keep your teeth and gums in their healthy state for as long as possible. This will ultimately reduce the time and cost of any further dental work required.
Most patients do not realise that the most important phase of dental treatment is the maintenance phase. Once your dental treatment is completed, maintaining your oral health is essential to the longevity of the treatment.
Oral hygiene maintenance consists of both professional and at-home care. Appropriate maintenance requires regular reviews and assessments by a dental professional, which should generally be carried out on a six monthly basis. In between, you will also need to carry out adequate oral hygiene maintenance at home. Combining both at-home and professional preventative care is the best means of preventing dental decay and gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis, ensuring you maintain optimal oral health for life!
For your professional care, make an appointment with the dental hygienists at Aria Dental for a comprehensive scale and clean. Our preventative dental services are used by patients from across Western Australia, and we are conveniently located in the Perth CBD for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.