At Nuvo Dental, we understand the vital connection between dental health and dental hygiene. That’s why we prioritise preventive dental care and place dental hygiene at the forefront of our services.
Our team of expert hygienists specialises in maintaining optimal dental hygiene for our patients and tailoring personalised care plans to meet their individual needs.
Why is dental hygiene crucial?
Dental hygiene serves as the foundation for preventive care. By practicing good dental hygiene, you can prevent various oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, reducing the need for extensive treatments.
What does good dental hygiene entail?
At Nuvo Dental, good dental hygiene encompasses both at-home care routines and regular visits to our hygienists. We recommend our patients schedule dental hygiene appointments at least twice a year. During these appointments, our friendly and highly trained dental hygienists will assess your oral health, provide guidance on at-home care, and consult with your dental team as necessary.
What happens during a dental hygiene appointment?
Your dental hygienist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth and gums, followed by a thorough cleaning of your teeth. This process removes plaque, tartar, debris, and superficial stains from your teeth. They will also offer personalised advice on home care and create a tailored routine based on your specific needs.
What should I do at home to maintain dental hygiene?
We can develop a customised care routine for each patient, but there are some general recommendations we always emphasise:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two to three minutes using fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss daily to clean between your teeth and along the gumline.
- Brush your tongue in addition to your teeth to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
- Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months for optimal effectiveness.
By prioritising dental hygiene and following these guidelines, you can maintain a healthy and vibrant smile. Let us support you on your dental health journey at Nuvo Dental.