Beautiful, clean teeth are key to the way we look and feel about ourselves and how others see us. We all try to look after our teeth: we brush, we floss, we use mouthwash regularly, but sometimes that isn’t enough to remove the toughest plaque deposits and give a polished smile.
Let’s be frank, how many of us actually stick to the “two minutes, twice a day” rule of brushing and flossing? People who go to bed late at night, mostly adolescents, also tend to be at higher risk of tooth decay.
That said, it’s not only the night owls that skip brushing. With our busy schedules, many of us tend to ditch the brushing in the morning. However, a healthy set of teeth and gums requires regular maintenance. Even with a good oral hygiene routine, plague can easily accumulate and stagnate in your mouth. This causes not just stains, but periodontal disease and gum inflammation.
Hence, a dental hygienist specially qualified to help you maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums can help you to clean your teeth, give you tips and advice on how to best keep them clean and even give dietary advice to prevent erosion and decay.
We will assess your current mouth hygiene to look out for causes of concerns, such as decay and gum disease. Feel free to voice out any concerns you may have regarding your gum and teeth too.
Our dental hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler to break apart and wash away harmful bacteria such as plaque and tartar. Compared to manual scaling which can take up to an hour, ultrasonic teeth cleaning takes only about 30 minutes. It’s also a lot less painful and invasive.
Besides removing harmful decay-causing bacteria, dental hygiene treatments also help remove stains on your teeth, Shinier, cleaner teeth? Yes please!
Dental hygiene treatment includes professionally cleaning your teeth, called scaling and polishing. But the most important role of a dental hygienist is actually to show you the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of plague. This includes teaching you proper brushing techniques and giving dietary advice to prevent gum disease.
Direct access to dental hygiene appointments at Smilepoint offers a new approach to dental hygiene, allowing you to book directly with a dental hygienist without seeing a dentist first, making professional dental hygiene care truly accessible.
At Smilepoint, we make it easy for you to access great dental care at a convenient time and location. You can book online 24/7. Your oral hygiene and gum health have always been a priority to us, but your safety matters more, so we will be changing our hygiene treatment so you can receive care in a way that ensures a totally safe environment.
To help keep your gums in their healthy condition, we will be adapting our hygiene service which will consist of a careful clean, removing the build-up of harmful plaque and tartar that can damage your teeth and gums. For your safety and that of our staff, we have re-worked out PPE and appointment times to allow us to re-start the use of aerosol producing ultra-sonic cleaners and air flows thus continuing to eliminate any potential spread of infection into the air. We will also continue to provide bespoke oral hygiene advice, depending on your needs, and a gum health check
This is a fee estimate & subject to change. Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.
|Clean and polish, Hygiene exam, Sterilisation||S$145|
Regular dental hygiene appointments are critical to good oral health. An oral examination will do more than just review the health of your oral cavity – the dental hygienist will also look out for signs of dental diseases and oral cancers. With poor dental health comes a myriad of other health problems in other areas of the body, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers.
Hence, it is important to visit your dental hygienist regularly for plaque and gum checks to ensure that your oral hygiene is in the best condition.
If you do not have a straight set of teeth, you may want to ask your dental hygienist about tooth-alignment treatment options so that it is easier for both you and your dental hygienist to clean your teeth.
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