Hygiene Services at Dentistry in Elwood
Maven Dental Group hygienists are highly trained clinicians who are enthusiastic about educating patients on the most effective ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy and long-lasting. They will advise you on all aspects of dental hygiene, including the use of toothbrushes, electronic aids, dental floss and inter-dental brushes.
There are two simple steps to good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and gums; regular visits to your Dentistry in Elwood dentist and hygienist, and good home care.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of health concerns, some of them extremely serious if left untreated.
Some signs to look for are:
What will happen if I have poor oral hygiene?
Research shows a clear link between periodontal disease and the following medical conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease. Increased risk of stroke and heart attack
- Premature birth with low birth weight in babies
- Increased risk of pneumonia, particularly in elderly patients
How often should I see my dentist or hygienist?
For most people, to maintain healthy teeth and gums, it is recommended you visit your clinician and dental hygienist twice a year.
What will my dentist or hygienist do?
Your Dentistry in Elwood dentist and hygienist will examine your mouth to assess the overall health of your teeth and gums and to look for any signs of disease (see below for more information).
He/she will then do a professional clean and polish using a combination of modern techniques. This process removes any bacterial deposits and plaque from above and below the gum surface. Once the plaque has been removed, your teeth will be polished, leaving them feeling smooth and fresh.
Your Dentistry in Elwood dentist or hygienist will then show you how to care for your teeth at home, and will recommend the correct products for you to use.
Looking for a dentist that offers hygiene services in Elwood- Contact our friendly team at Dentistry in Elwood on 03 9531 0011 or visit us at 65 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood, Vic.