Attending regular hygiene appointments will ensure your mouth remains clean and healthy. Dental hygienists help to prevent gum disease and a chief part of their role is to remove plaque and tartar deposits by ‘scaling and polishing’ teeth. They also show you how to look after your teeth at home. They demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques, and how to use interdental brushes, as well as offering healthy diet advice.
You may need special hygiene advice if you have a bridge, denture or dental implant or wear fixed braces.