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Dental hygiene is the most important thing you can do for your teeth!

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.

Marize is an active member of the NZ Dental Hygienist's Association. For more information about please see what wikipedia has to say on dental hygiene.

If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, or wish to understand more about our Dental Hygiene services, please Contact Us.

Looking for a great dental hygienist for your Auckland dentistry needs? Look no further. First impressions really do count; let her provide you with the healthy, vibrant and confident smile you deserve. Come see us at Accent, located conveniently in Ponsonby, Auckland, with plenty of parking at the rear of the building.
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"I have been self conscious about my smile for some time. The left and right sides of my gum were not symmetrical and so my smile looked lopsided. After discussing this with Dr. Matt I learnt that a simple laser procedure could assist. The results are better than I could have hoped for. The treatment was quick and the after effects barely noticeable. My smile looks amazing. Thanks."

Aprilanne Bonar

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