Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist in Cork

Everyone deserves a bright, healthy smile, which is why booking an appointment with a dental hygienist in Cork is vitally important. Although routine brushing and flossing are necessary for maintaining good oral and dental hygiene, regular check-ups can help identify any dental health problems sooner rather than later.

Our qualified and insured team of dental professionals offers a wide range of services that can help you tackle poor oral hygiene, such as dental cleaning. With our advice, treatment, and support, you can be confident that you’re wearing your best smile every day.

If you are looking for a dentist in Cork who provides teeth cleaning, Bandon Dental is the perfect choice for you.

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Fill out the below contact form or call us at (023) 884-1752 for an appointment with a dental hygienist today.

Dental Hygienists - FAQs

Q: What does a dental hygienist do?

A dental hygienist will perform a visual inspection of your teeth to identify any major problems. They’ll then perform a scale and polish (dental cleaning). This will get rid of any plaque and tartar buildup that might have accumulated. They can also remove any noticeable stains, leaving your teeth looking and feeling cleaner than before.

Q: How often should you see a dental hygienist?

As with a normal dentist, it’s a good idea to check in with a hygienist once every six months. However, if you’re prone to things like gum disease or lifestyle factors that are leading to more staining, plaque, and tartar buildup than usual, it’s a good idea to visit a hygienist more regularly for teeth cleaning.

Q: What is the importance of dental hygiene?

Maintaining healthy teeth and good dental hygiene is incredibly important. Visually, it keeps your smile looking its best while also preventing things like halitosis (bad breath). It prevents gum disease from gaining a foothold and keeps things like tooth decay at bay. If you want to avoid dealing with fillings and restorative work, practicing good oral hygiene is a must. Visiting the hygienist for a dental cleaning (teeth cleaning) can help.

Q: What are the signs of poor oral hygiene?

Some of the signs of poor oral hygiene include bad breath, painful or bleeding gums, tooth decay and/or erosion, and visible plaque. Other signs are less evident, such as diabetes and osteoporosis, and may be attributed to poor oral hygiene as well.

Q: How often should you brush your teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice every day. However, it’s a good idea to brush your teeth after finishing every meal. When brushing your teeth, make sure you’re doing it for at least two minutes to remove as much food debris as possible. You should also floss regularly. Aim to floss at least once every day, ideally before or after brushing your teeth. Sticking to this routine will allow for fewer visits for oral checkups or dental cleanups.

Q: What does bad dental hygiene cause?

Bad dental hygiene can lead to all manner of issues with your gums and teeth. Bad breath is one of the most common symptoms, although bleeding and painful gums can also become an issue. Eventually, you may notice visible signs of plaque. This can, in turn, lead to tooth decay and dental abscesses (an infection in the tooth).

Q: How much is a dental hygiene clean?

The cost of treatment from a hygienist can vary. For a routine exam, scale, and polish, adults can expect to pay 80. For children, the cost of the same treatment is 35. If you need a deep-scale treatment, you can expect to pay around 95.

Q: How should you brush your teeth?

To ensure your teeth are properly cleaned, you should hold the bristles at a 45-degree angle. Start at the gum line and gently move the brush head over the teeth and gums. You can also move the bristles around the area in a circular motion. Avoid pressing too hard, especially if you have sensitive gums that are prone to bleeding.

To ensure teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned, think about the teeth in terms of quadrants: right upper, left upper, right lower, and left lower. Spend the same amount of time brushing each of these quadrants.

Q: What other services do Bandon Dental offer?

Bandon Dental has operated since the 1980s and offers high-quality services such as paediatric dentist, teeth whitening, orthodontics, dental crowns, emergency dentist, dental bridges, dentures, Invisalign and more. These are all completed by our fantastic team of dental hygienists and dentists in Bandon.

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