Oral Therapists and Hygienists

Dental Hygienist in Adelaide for Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining the health of teeth and gums is an important part of oral health and general health. Research suggests that poor oral hygiene and diseased gums are linked to numerous chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Poor oral hygiene can also have an impact on one’s self-confidence. For example, poor oral hygiene often results in bad breath, making them self- conscious when talking to others. In order to maintain healthy teeth for life, good home care is essential. Our team of Dental therapists and hygienists in Adelaide will guide you in the correct oral hygiene practices based on your individual needs. At Burnside Dental Practice, we have a team of skilled dental hygienists and oral health therapists who are trained to care for adults and children’s oral health. Next time you’re searching for a “dental hygienist near me”, come see us.

What is a Dental Hygienist?

A dental hygienist is a qualified dental professional that works alongside a dentist to make an individualised care plan. They don’t just clean teeth but carry out scaling which involves removal of calculus or tartar and superficial staining on teeth. Seeing a dental hygienist in Adelaide is important for patients of all ages to ensure proper preventative care for the healthiest teeth and gums. They also carry out numerous preventative services including fissure sealants on teeth, fluoride application, gum disease treatment, X rays etc.

What is an Oral Health Therapist?

An oral health therapist is a qualified dental hygienist who is additionally trained to provide dental care for children up to the age of 18 years. They are able to diagnose and treat children for all their dental needs.

What Are the Symptoms of Poor Gum Health?

The symptoms of poor gum health can include:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Painful or bleeding gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Bad Taste in the mouth
  • Increasing gaps between teeth or flaring of teeth

Noticed any of the above signs? Make an appointment with our oral health therapist and hygienist in Adelaide who can clean your teeth and educate you on good oral health habits.

Why is Regular Teeth Cleaning by a Dental Hygienist Important?

A regular clean by an oral health therapist or hygienist in Adelaide is important for many reasons. When brushing and flossing at home, there can be certain areas that are impossible to reach. These areas accumulate plaque, which then hardens to tartar that can only be removed through a professional clean. Without regular cleaning from a dental hygienist in Adelaide, tartar can cause loss of support of the tooth and cause tooth loss.

At Burnside Dental we are committed to improving our patient’s outcomes and experiences. Besides offering the traditional methods of teeth cleaning we also offer the EMS Airflow Technology. This Advanced system is now recognised as the gold standard for plaque or biofilm removal. It is estimated that 1mm of dental plaque contains more than 200 million bacteria. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread and develop biofilm. Biofilm is a colony of bacteria that can cause gum disease and compromise your body’s immune defences. The technique uses a combination of air, water and ultrafine plaque to help remove plaque, calculus and stains. The water is gently heated so patients with sensitive teeth find this technique more comfortable than conventional means of teeth cleaning. This technique is particularly useful in cleaning around orthodontic braces, implants and bridges. The EMS Airflow has been extremely well received by all our dental Hygiene patients in Adelaide.

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Dental Hygiene Tips

Here are some dental hygiene tips you can practice at home to improve dental health and hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums.
  • Floss daily to remove food particles from between teeth that brushing alone can’t reach.
  • Clean your tongue to remove bacteria and prevent bad breath.
  • Limit consumption of soft drinks, coffee and alcohol that can cause tooth decay.
  • Cesstion of smoking including E-cigarettes both of which are linked to gum disease.
  • Ensure adequate intake of calcium and other beneficial vitamins for the body and teeth.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups, professional cleans and preventative dental care.

What is the Dental Hygienist Cost?

The dental hygienist cost can depend on several factors, including the extent of cleaning required and the length of the appointment. Before booking you in with our dental hygienist in Adelaide, we will advise you on how long the appointment will take and what the cost will be. If you hold extras private health insurance, some or most of this cost may be covered depending on your level of cover.

Make an Appointment Today

Wondering “where can I find a dental hygienist near me?” The oral health therapists and dental hygienists at Burnside Dental Practice are highly skilled and experienced when it comes to conducting teeth cleans and providing information on good oral health. Adelaide locals can call our clinic on (08) 8364 2557 to learn more or make an appointment.

The experienced team at The Burnside Dental Practice looks forward to welcoming you at your appointment. Book in with our oral health therapists and let us tailor a dental hygiene plan to suit your needs.

Call 8364 2557