A Scale and Polish is not only important to remove the hardened plaque but also to monitor which parts of the mouth the plaque is affecting most and therefore you can be given a tailored cleaning regime using the right tools to ensure that these areas are being targeted most. This expert advice is vitally important to avoid gum disease.
What does a scale and polish do?
The professional cleaning of your teeth is a crucial part of maintaining good oral hygiene, and is needed periodically to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. By getting a professional teeth cleaning you will be: preventing tooth decay and cavities, avoid gum disease, removing stains, preventing bad breath, saving money on restorative dentistry.
Is brushing twice a day not enough?
Our Hygienists are 100% dedicated to maintaining the health of your gums and educating you on how to look after them at home. Many people think that tooth brushing is enough but we know as dentists that in fact it is the plaque that can’t be removed by your toothbrush that hardens, which is the most damaging to your teeth.
How many visits will I require?
If you have never seen a hygienist you will not have had the dedicated time required to remove all of the hardened plaque and to have received the correct amount of education to prevent any problems in the future. Many patients require more than one visit.
How much does it cost?
Our fee for a 30 minute dental clean is €65. If you are approved under the PRSI dental scheme then this fee is reduced to just €15 once per calendar year. You can contact us to find out more.
Testimonial from Greg on Dental Hygiene
From the fabulous welcome at the front desk, to the 5-star care and attention from Debbie the hygienist, I couldn’t compliment this practice enough. Looking forward to my return visit. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks again guys. Keep up the great work.