Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Professional scale and polish in St Peter Port

At Roseneath Dental, our experienced Guernsey hygienist works with our dentists to provide you with the very best in oral health care. Not can we give your teeth a deep clean – or scale and polish – which can improve the appearance of your smile instantly, but we will advise you on how to maintain your oral health through proper brushing and flossing. Hygiene advice is especially important for those patients with severe gum problems, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, and for those who have had extensive reconstructive work, such as implants.

A hygiene appointment will always include plenty of advice on maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home, as well as guidance on diet and lifestyle – we’re qualified to provide help with getting the right nutrition for a healthy mouth, and with stopping smoking too.

  • Can I do anything to prevent oral hygiene problems occurring?

    Maintaining a rigorous cleaning programme at home is vital if you want to minimise hygienist appointments. Our hygienist will give you advice and tips not only about how to clean your teeth, but also about diet and general lifestyle.

  • Does it hurt to get a scale and polish?

    Not usually, though if your gums are very sensitive.

  • How often should I see my hygienist?

    If you have good oral health, we generally recommend seeing the hygienist twice a year. If you’ve had dental implants or tooth restorations, you may be required to visit more frequently to ensure plaque is being kept under control effectively around your prosthetic restorations.

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"I have been treated by both Colette and Simon and have been delighted with their level of care and professionalism. All the staff at the practice are very efficient and friendly. A visit to the dentist is no longer to be dreaded."