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What Is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene is exactly what the name suggests– it encompasses everything you need to keep your teeth clean and smooth. Avoiding your regular dental clean and polish appointments can mean that the white film on teeth hardens into tartar.

Tartar, also called calculus, is a cement-like substance that is impossible to eliminate without the proper instruments under the care of a dental hygienist or dentist who knows how to remove tartar without damaging the teeth.
What Is Dental Hygiene

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What Are the Different Types of Dental Hygiene Appointments?

Depending on your oral health, your dentist will discuss the correct type of dental cleaning appointment that will work best for you.
  • Prophylaxis Appointment

    Also called a ‘prophy’ appointment, a prophylaxis appointment is a typical scale and polish. If you brush and floss regularly and maintain your regular cleans and check-ups, this might be the type of appointment you need.
    Prophylaxis Appointment
  • Gum Disease Treatments

    If you have uncontrolled gum disease, we may recommend a thorough dental clean called a scaling and root planing. This allows our hygienist to remove calculus below the gumline in areas that collect bacteria and create a harbour for bacterial growth.

    This deep cleaning is the first step involved in gaining control over active gum infections.
    Gum Disease Treatments
  • Periodontal Treatment

    For patients who have received gum disease treatment, A Better Smile Dental Centre offers customised periodontal plans to regularly remove calculus above and below the gumline. When we prevent calculus build-up, we help your gums heal and tighten around the tooth. This reduces periodontal pocketing, which can lead to tooth loss.
    Periodontal Treatment

Dental Hygiene Station

Are you an active professional or busy running kids around for their activities? Finding time in your schedule for your own dental treatments can be a challenge. That is why we are proud to offer our Dental Hygiene Station Programme at our Sydney CBD location.

A Dental Hygiene Station appointment is a shorter 30-minute dental clean designed to help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. This can be perfect if you need to come by on your lunch break or in between appointments. Contact our Sydney location to learn more about these bite-sized dental appointments designed just for busy people like you.

We Partner with Our Patients for Excellent Oral Health

In addition to your dental cleans, doing your part at home is essential. Brushing and flossing your teeth each day only takes a few short minutes and can help you avoid serious dental conditions in the future. Not to mention, a clean mouth is more kissable and attractive. Let us know if you would like to learn more about good at-home oral hygiene techniques! We enjoy tooth-talk conversations and sharing knowledge with our patients.
We Partner with Our Patients for Excellent Oral Health

We Warmly Welcome New Patients

If you are new to Sydney CBD or Lane Cove, or simply looking for a comfortable and reliable dental home for you and your family, give us a call to arrange your next preventive dental appointment.
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