Oral hygiene

Having a good oral hygiene routine is of upmost importance, especially when undertaking orthodontic treatment. Learn more about our oral hygiene sessions.

What happens during a hygiene appointment?

Available at both our Douglas and Clonakilty practices, our hygiene sessions are with our experienced hygienists. During this session, they will discuss your general oral health and offer you advice and tips. Our team will also:

  • Scale and polish your teeth to remove any stains or or tartar buildup.
  • If you have braces, they will show you how to properly clean around your brackets when at home.
  • Check your gums and teeth for any signs of problems, such as tooth wear or receding gums.
  • Give you advice on the types of toothbrush, toothpaste and other cleaning aids, such as mouthwashes and dental floss, that are best suited to your teeth and needs.
What happens during a hygiene appointment?

Benefits of having a hygiene appointment

Good oral hygiene ensures a healthy mouth and teeth, which is especially important when going through orthodontic treatment. Regular visits with your dentist are recommended - for an even more comprehensive oral hygiene routine, you should include a session with an oral hygienist as well as your regular check-ups. Other benefits of having an oral hygiene appointment include:

  • Having an experienced hygienist remove stains appearing on your teeth, which regular brushing and flossing cannot do.
  • A hygienist can help identify signs of gum disease or plaque buildup and help keep this from growing into a bigger issue.
  • Having a thorough clean of your teeth - think of it like a regular MOT for your mouth!
Benefits of having a hygiene appointment

How much does an oral hygiene appointment cost?

Here at Crotty Orthodontics, our oral hygiene sessions take around 30 minutes and cost €60 for under 18s, and €90 for adults. If you’d like to enquire about booking an appointment for yourself or your child, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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How much does an oral hygiene appointment cost? Aoife, our Hygienist

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