Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene is a key component of the relationship between our dentists, dental hygienists and our patients.

Good dental hygiene is the most successful way of preventing long-term dental problems. It also ensures that any treatments you receive will be effective and long-lasting. Needless to say, it also helps to raise your general level of well-being.

Our dental hygienists are long-standing members of the Shields team. Their exceptionally gentle, empathic approach is popular with patients. As a consequence, regular dental hygiene check-ups are an entirely stress-free experience for them.

Role of the Dental Hygienist

Our Hygienists deliver regular aesthetic cleans along with the following:

  • maintenance of gingival issues
  • prescribed periodontal treatment for more advanced gum disease
  • tooth whitening and
  • fissure sealants

They also educate patients on brushing and flossing to remove plaque. Leaving plaque unchecked can result in the crusty deposit calculus that only dental professionals can remove.

Other roles of the dental hygienist include offering advice on how to use dental tools such as floss, brush and mouthwash correctly. It is important to get the best out of them and not have a false sense of security about your dental health. Tooth decay and gum disease will often be the result when poor brushing and flossing techniques are used.

Regular appointments with your dental hygienist

Regular appointments with your dental hygienist here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick, will ensure that you maintain polished, clean and smooth teeth. They will also help prevent the onset of calculus that leads to cavities, gingivitis, gum disease and more serious dental problems.

Halitosis and Lifestyle

The help of a dental hygienist can also combat complications with bad breath (halitosis). Sometimes problems with bad breath originate due to dietary choices. Halitosis can also be tied to a type of condition or as a result of a dry mouth. Bad breath can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. However, many patients report that their confidence has been restored after making the recommended changes to their lifestyle.

Contact our Dental Hygienists

Hopefully, we have addressed some of your queries above and you are now ready to take the next step. There are several ways in which you can get in touch with us. Firstly, we have included a convenient contact form below for you.  You can also either give us a call at 061 480 070 or make an online booking with us using the link below.