Why am I seeing a hygienist/therapist for my scale and clean

At Cottesloe Dental we place a heavy emphasis on the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay. Your dentist will specify an appointment with a hygienist/therapist for you to receive more specialised oral care, while they address your complex restorative needs. Dental hygienists and therapists are trained in the cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and gums. They will provide evaluation and assessment of your gum condition, scale and polish the teeth, deliver individual oral hygiene instruction and, if needed, apply fluoride solutions to help prevent tooth decay. Our Oral Hygiene Department works closely with our dentists to offer you an individually tailored preventive program to help you keep your teeth for life.

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