Hygiene & Periodontal Services

peridentalAt McKennell dental practice we will help remove plaque and tartar that may have built up in certain areas of your teeth. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes – a process that’s also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of hygiene is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plague. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing.

Your dental hygiene routine is also a key factor in treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, a denture, orthodontic treatment or dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

We recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

In more severe cases of gum disease, deep cleaning below the gum line by a dentist may be necessary. Periodontal surgery is also available for correcting receding gums and also to shorten deep pockets to help clean your gums more effectively.

Symptoms to watch out for are:

  • gums that have come away from the teeth
  • pus between the teeth and gums
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or are changing position

Scaling and polishing by Mckenell Detal Practice can remove tartar and stains. This will help you keep you mouth clean.