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. Some dental hygiene tips to improve your dental health and hygiene:
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 dental-services including fissure sealants on teeth, fluoride application, gum disease treatment, X rays etc.
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.
With all hygiene appointment children receive a new toothbrush, some toothpaste, and aids such as floss or interdental brushes. Our hygienists have all the essentials on hand for you to implement your new and improved cleaning regimen!
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.
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.
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.