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DENTAL HYGIENE THERAPY FOR BETTER ORAL HEALTH
Oral health in Ireland remains a serious problem. Diseases of the gums and other tissues that support your teeth are very common. At Ballincollig Dental, we believe that the best way to treat any dental disease is prevention. At our modern practice, your dental hygienist will work with you to treat and heal any gum disease; then through regular ongoing care and monitoring, help you to keep your mouth healthy for life.
Once, twice or more often every year, depending on your individual needs, we will invite you to visit our practice for a comprehensive Dental Health Assessment.
At this appointment, your dentist will carry out a full dental examination and your personal hygienist will assess the oral health and cleanliness of your mouth and carry out any care needed to keep you healthy.
It’s a single visit, putting you and your dental health in the spotlight.
We have a strong preventive dentistry ethos and always include some gentle mentoring in good oral health care in these appointments. Using the latest technology and assessment tools, our team will assess your mouth and gums. We also look for the risk factors associated with mouth cancer, dental decay and gum disease.
In addition to having proven benefits to your overall health, such as helping to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, maintaining your oral health helps improve the appearance of your teeth giving you a healthy smile removing surface stains. Regular dental hygiene appointments also help prevent tartar and plaque build-up as well as keep your gums clean and healthy to help prevent gingivitis and gum recession.