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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene in Lower Hutt, NZ

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

What is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene is a crucial way to keep on top of your oral health and prevent issues arising with your gum and teeth. Regularly brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist will ensure that that you maintain your oral health. Visiting a dental hygienist twice a year will ensure that your teeth get professional hygiene treatments and any underlying issues are addressed before they become more serious.

At your appointment, the dental hygienist examines your teeth and gums for signs of disease. After the examination, your dental hygienist will perform thorough teeth cleaning and polishing to remove bacteria and plaque that can cause periodontal disease.

Benefits of Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Not visiting a dental hygienist regularly will likely result in your teeth having a great amount of plaque and bacteria. When these grow below the gumline, you won’t be able to remove them with your usual brushing and flossing technique. If the plaque isn’t removed, it can turn into tartar, which can significantly damage your teeth and gum, and may result in the need for tooth extraction and the treatment of gum disease and tooth decay.

The following are signs of tartar build-up:

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

What Can Dental Hygienists Do for You?

At Central Hutt Dental, we recommend visiting our trusted dental hygienists at least twice a year. During your appointment, we will perform a complete assessment of your oral health and may suggest further treatment options to keep your teeth healthy. After performing the clean, the dental hygienist will give you some at-home tips and tricks to ensure your oral health is looked after well. We will provide you with recommendations for a toothbrush, dental floss, gels and mouthwashes to help you enjoy your smile for a long time.

Book a hygienist appointment today


Contact our friendly dental clinic to book an appointment with our dental hygienist. The receptionist team will answer any questions you might have about the treatment.