Yes Dental (Rouse Hill) offers comprehensive dental hygiene services to help you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. By scheduling routine scales and cleans, we can combat and prevent gum disease before it leads to tooth loss. Additionally, we can reverse early signs of enamel demineralisation before cavities begin to form.
During your hygiene appointment, our dental hygienist or oral health therapist will gently clean away any buildup and polish your teeth to remove surface stains. We will also thoroughly screen you for signs of gum disease. If any areas of concern are noted, we will communicate those with you.
Our professional dental hygienist offers oral hygiene advice that’s tailored to your unique smile. If there is a particular area with gingivitis or tartar buildup, we can share ways to clean that space more thoroughly at home.
People with healthy teeth and gums benefit from a scale and clean every six months. Most of these visits last about an hour. If you are recovering from gum disease, tend to have heavy buildup, or are wearing braces, we may recommend more frequent hygiene visits.
To help your smile be as resistant to decay as possible, we recommend fluoride and fissure sealants when appropriate. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen weak tooth enamel, repairing early signs of demineralisation. And sealants are beneficial for covering the deep grooves and fissures of back teeth, where cavities tend to develop more easily. They’re frequently recommended on children soon after those molars erupt.
Healthy gums play a direct role in your overall wellness. Numerous studies over the past several years have shown that gum disease can raise inflammation and strain a person’s immune system.
The more aggressive gum disease is, the higher the risk there is for conditions like:
…and many others.
Fortunately, there is some good news. Treating active gum disease is also shown to improve a person’s response to recovering from and managing these underlying health issues. By eliminating oral infection your body’s immune system can better address co-existing conditions. For example, people with diabetes tend to see stabilised blood glucose levels after addressing periodontal infection. And couples experiencing trouble trying to conceive tend to see a positive outcome after one or both partners address their oral infection.
Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. It’s typically caused by plaque accumulating along the gumlines, due to inadequate brushing and flossing. Fortunately, gingivitis can be reversed with good home care and regular professional cleans.
By focusing on preventative care strategies, you can limit your risk of troubling dental infections in the future. At Yes Dental Rouse Hill, we partner with families to empower them with the information they need to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles.
If you’re due for a clean, schedule an appointment with our dental hygienist or oral health therapists today.