We advise many of our patients to have regular visits with the dental hygienist who will help maintain the health of your mouth. The role of the hygienist is to clean around and under the gum line (a scale and polish) to remove plaque and tartar, and perhaps most importantly to help educate you – with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a healthy mouth and fresh breath in between appointments.
Hygienists are key members of the Dental team. We know that prevention is better than a cure, and the hygienist plays a very important role in this prevention. Professional plaque removal and excellent home care is crucial to the prevention and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease and the problems it causes, which are caused solely by the build-up of dental plaque.
Plaque itself is soft and will come off with a brush, but is often missed because of imperfect cleaning techniques. The hygienist will help you to address this, discussing any dietary issues which may be contributing to dental decay. In our experience, patients who have previously suffered problems with decay often experience far less when under regular hygienist care. Hygienists are also able to apply fissure sealants (special plastic coatings) to the biting surfaces of teeth to help prevent decay, and also to apply topical fluoride gels to help prevent decay in other areas.
We have been successfully placing and restoring dental implants for many years, enabling patients to smile with confidence.
Today, how you look is more a matter of choice than genes and it is no different when considering your choice of smile.
At River Lawn Dental and Implant Centre we offer a wide range of Orthodontic treatments, providing treatments to people of all ages.
Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is 'whitened' to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means.
As dentists with an interest in treating dental phobics, it is essential that we treat you, the patient as an individual and customise your treatment to your specific needs.
At River Lawn Dental and Implant Centre we offer a range of anti-wrinkle and facial rejuvenation treatments.