Preventative Dentistry

At Harcourt Dental we offer a complete examination of teeth and gums to look for any signs of decay or other dental issues such as gum disease and tooth loss. Regular oral examinations allow your dentist to detect decay and other problems in their early stages when they are easy and inexpensive to treat.

Professional teeth cleaning with your general dentist or dental hygienist is recommended every six months, and at Harcourt Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure you leave our clinic with lovely, clean teeth. Regular dental hygiene appointments to clean and polish your teeth are the foundations of any great smile and oral health. We have 3 dental hygienists on-site at Harcourt Dental Clinic to clean teeth, improve gum health, and assist you in maintaining a healthier mouth.

Periodontal (gum) disease is the most prevalent dental problem that can be completely preventable with a regular hygiene programme.

What is a dental hygienist?

Hygienists are your best friend when it comes to your smile. They are dental professionals who have specialized training in keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Your hygienist will examine the health of your gums and teeth during your visit.

They offer a variety of services such as scaling and polishing to keep your overall oral health in good shape. They can also assist you in developing a personalized oral hygiene plan to prevent recurring issues such as staining, bad breath, gum disease, plaque build-up, and more.

What can they do for me?

Fresh breath: A clean mouth equals fresher better breath.

Stain removal: Drinking tea, coffee, fizzy drinks, or red wine will gradually stain your teeth; however, your hygienist can remove these stains with natural products such as baking soda for a whiter smile. Our hygienists also use the cutting-edge Airflow system, which combines air, sodium bicarbonate, and water to remove stains from your teeth.

Gum disease: Bleeding gums when brushing are early signs of gum disease. Your hygienist will test for this, and if symptoms are detected, they will be able to treat them with regular appointments before the disease progresses. It is critical to pay attention to these symptoms because, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth movement or even tooth loss.

Oral hygiene maintenance plan: We will work with your specific needs to develop a customized plan for maintaining your oral hygiene. This includes recommending the best products, different types of brushes, and showing you how to use them effectively.

Dietary advice: The food we eat can damage our teeth, either through staining or acid erosion. If your diet has harmed your teeth, our hygienists can advise you on how to change your eating habits to avoid further damage.

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