Great dental hygiene! Accent is privileged to have a fabulous full-time specialist, Marize Jones, on our Auckland dental team. Her role is two-fold. As a fully qualified Dental Hygiene Therapist (Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health), she is trained in preventing the bacterial infection that causes periodontal (gum & jawbone) disease.
Her focus is to ensure your teeth have the best possible structure supporting them. You may not know that periodontal disease is the main form of tooth loss in adults - with over 80% of adults having some form of it!
This means if you want to keep the teeth you've got, regular dental hygiene visits is the most important thing you can do. In fact, if that's the only thing you do for your teeth, do that! Crucially regular visits also helps to manage the bad breath or bleeding gums that some of our patients have.
So while your visits with Marize will ensure your teeth look great (by removing staining caused by coffee/tea/wine & cigarettes and finishing off with a professional polish of your teeth), she will also review your gum attachment levels (pocket depths), clean your teeth of calculus and plaque, and check your jawbone levels.
This helps ensure you keep all the teeth you've got!
Plus, if this interests you, you can add one of our Teeth Whitening options to your treatment plans, something many of our Auckland dental hygiene clients are keen on.
In terms of regular maintenance, most of our patients have dental hygiene visits twice a year (more or less depending on individual cases). The cost of these visits is $200, and along with keeping your teeth in great shape, helps to ensure unexpected costs do not come out of the blue.
"For many years the only photo of me that I didn’t mind having taken was my passport photo – lips together & no teeth showing. That’s now changed thanks to the magical work done by Matt & his team at Accent Dental. My new teeth look very natural and the colour match is perfect."