Dental Hygiene


A properly qualified dental hygienist provides dental hygiene treatment by assisting with the removal of any hard-to-reach plaque that may have accumulated on your teeth over time.


Here is what you may anticipate from a visit for hygiene:


Your teeth and gums will be evaluated to determine how much plaque removal you require, and risk factors will be emphasised.


Your teeth will be cleaned professionally using specialised tools and pastes. This method is often referred to as scaling and polishing.


The objective of the hygienist is to teach you how to care for your teeth so that they remain plaque-free in the future. You will be instructed on the optimal method for brushing your teeth and given advice on flossing and utilising interdental brushes.


Our dental hygiene routine also serves as a preventative measure against gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment, or dental implant, you will have unique cleanliness requirements that the hygienist can help you with.


It is advised that you schedule frequent hygiene treatments to maintain a clean and healthy mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i practice good oral hygiene?

In addition to twice daily teethbrushing with a soft toothbrush and flossing you can take your dental hygiene to the next level by:

  • Using dental products that contain fluoride
  • Limiting snacks that are high in sugar
  • Eating a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables
  • Avoiding tobacco

How often should I use mouthwash?

Cosmetic mouthwashes freshen your breath, maintain a healthy teeth colour and contain fluoride to help fight cavities. Therapeutic mouthwashes treat conditions such as gingivitis, tooth sensitivity and inflammation. Prescription mouthwashes contain chlorhexidine gluconate which kill bacteria that causes bleeding, inflammation and plaque biofilm formation.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Gums bleed when they are inflamed. This is due to plaque (a soft film of bacteria) being left on the teeth which causes inflammation called gingivitis and if not addressed can develop into gum disease. Over time, if not cleaned off through daily brushing and interdental cleaning, the plaque can turn into a hard deposits known as tartar or calculus. This requires professional scaling by your dentist to remove it.

It is important even if your gums bleed they are still brushed to keep the mouth clean otherwise the bacteria build up in the mouth will make gum inflammation worse. After a few days of thorough cleaning, your gums should begin to stop bleeding. You should call Smile Hub Dental Clinic on 01-5253888 or Book Online Now to arrange a dental check-up.

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