6th May 2022

How Often Should You Arrange A Hygienist Visit?

When it comes to arranging a hygienist visit, many people aren’t too sure about how often they should schedule an appointment. What many people don’t realise is that the amount of time between appointments is completely unique and specific to each patient and treatment plan.

When you visit us for a dental appointment, your dentist will refer you to the hygienist who will then assess your individual needs and what kind of treatment is required. Some factors will affect the frequency of your hygienist visit, but generally speaking, let’s look at how often you should arrange a hygienist visit.

What Happens During A Dental Hygienist Visit?

When you arrange a hygienist visit, there is often a set procedure that your hygienist will follow during your appointment. First, your hygienist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and look for any potential problems, such as gum inflammation and bleeding, swelling or gum recession, as well as any changes to your tongue or general mouth.

During your hygienist visit, your brushing and flossing technique will also be evaluated. Once the problem areas have been identified, your dental hygienist will carry out a deep clean to remove plaque and tartar build-up and, after the cleaning process, the hygienist will give you some tips on how to improve your flossing and brushing technique.

What Does A Healthy Mouth Look Like?

Healthy gums will have a pink appearance, are firm to the touch and with little to no bleeding. If you follow a good oral health routine, with a good and regular brushing technique and daily flossing, you will likely need fewer visits to the hygienist. If, however, you have dental problems, your gums will likely be sore to the touch, red or light pink and will bleed quite heavily when brushing or flossing. If you have any problems such as these, you can discuss them during your hygienist visit and our hygienist can take a closer look.

As well as this, a healthy tongue and mouth are important too. Your mouth should be free from sores and should be a nice healthy pink colour, as should your tongue. If you notice any changes to your mouth, gums or tongue, arrange a dentist appointment with us today, where we can carry out a full check of your mouth.

When Would I Need More Visits To A Dental Hygienist?

Although it is advisable to have a hygienist visit once every 6-12 months, some factors can affect how frequently you will need to visit a dental hygienist. If you have good dental health, with no history of gum disease, then it is very likely that you will only need to visit us once or twice a year. But, if you have regular dental treatment for issues such as fillings, have had previous tooth loss or have a history of gum disease, then hygienist visits may be more frequent, around once every three to four months.

For more information on our dental hygienist treatments, or to arrange your consultation, please contact Dental Solutions today!

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