Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene in Lower Hutt, NZ

Maintaining good dental hygiene keeps your teeth and gums healthy and reduces your likelihood of developing dental problems.

Healthy Teeth

What is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene means keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Regularly brushing and flossing will help maintain good oral health, but it is not enough. For the best results, you must visit a hygienist or oral health therapist for professional hygiene treatments at least twice a year.

Dental hygienists examine teeth and gums for signs of disease. After the examination, your dental hygienist will perform thorough teeth cleaning and polishing to eliminate bacteria and plaque that cause periodontal disease.

Benefits of Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Regular hygiene visits to the dental clinic will remove the plaque and bacteria that grow below the gum line where your toothbrush and floss do not touch. If you do not get the plaque treated, it will turn into tartar, which leads to tooth extraction, gum disease, and tooth decay. Signs of tartar growth are:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen and inflamed gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

What Can Dental Hygienists Do for You?

To prevent the destruction of the gum and bone that supports the teeth, we recommend visiting our Lower Hutt dental clinic for professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. During your appointment, we will assess your teeth to determine the best treatments for optimal oral hygiene.

For instance, we may perform scaling and root planing to deep clean below your gum line. If necessary, we will perform periodontal debridement to treat gingival and periodontal inflammation or apply fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay.

If you have sensitive teeth, we will identify the cause and recommend solutions to improve dental health. After your treatment, we will give you tips for achieving and maintaining good oral hygiene with the right toothbrush, dental floss, gels, and mouthwashes.

Improve Your Dental Hygiene with a Visit to Central Hutt Dental


Our dental clinic in Lower Hutt is open to everyone who cares about their oral health. Schedule an appointment online or by dialling 04 566 1122 today.