What will happen during my appointment?
Your oral hygiene appointment will be 15 minutes in length. During this time, you will meet with our dental hygienist or oral health educator.
Your appointment will begin with a discussion on why brushing is so important for removing plaque and preventing gum disease. Then, we will demonstrate how to properly brush your teeth using dental models.
Following the discussion, we will give you a disclosing tablet to take. This helps to highlight where plaque and buildup is stuck on your teeth. You will be asked to brush away all traces of disclosing agents using the techniques we have shown you.
After looking at the way you brush, the hygienist or educator will briefly discuss your diet and the need to avoid fizzy drinks during your treatment. You’ll also be given a list of healthy snacks and drinks to consume and tips on lowering your sugar intake.