Scale and Polish
At Blyth Family Dental Practice, we value the preventative and maintenance benefits that can be derived from a regular scale and polish.
Gum Disease is a very common problem in society with somewhere in the region of 80% of all patients exhibiting some signs of the process, from simple gingivitis through to full blown periodontal disease.
A regular scale and polish with the Hygiene Therapist is a quick and effective way to remove the hard deposits and stains that build up on your teeth both above and below the gumline, it also can help improve the appearance of the teeth without causing any damage. Regular visits to the Hygiene Therapist can help to prevent gum disease or for those in the grips of periodontitis it can be a way to help prevent further damage from occurring.
A visit to our hygiene therapist will involve a careful and thorough examination of your mouth to assess your current gum health; they will be looking for any signs of bleeding or pocketing around your teeth and gums. They will then carry out a deep clean of your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar including below the gum line using both hand scalers and an ultrasonic scaler. Our hygiene therapist will take great care to be gentle and careful – we know that many of our patients may feel anxious at having any kind of procedure carried out and we take great care to ensure that our patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout.