S3 Dental believes that prevention is better than cure and we aim to provide a hygienist service that focuses on prevention.

A dental hygienist can help improve the oral health of your teeth and gums by remove dental plaque.

Dental plaque contains bacteria which when present on teeth can weaken your enamel which can allow for dental decay and cause inflammation of the gums which is the start of gum disease.

The video below shows the process of traditional gum disease and how it can cause changes to the gums, bones and teeth over time if left unchecked.

Regular periodontal cleanings by your hygienist can help prevent gum disease and leave your smile health.

Advanced periodontal disease may need deeper cleaning and a more aggressive approach. This is determined by your dentist if the pocketing around the tooth is determined to be greater than the norm. In a health mouth a pocket depth between the tooth and gum is under 3mm. Anything about 3mm requires some investigation to determine the extent and severity.

Your dentist will advise you about the risks of periodontal disease and how to treat it if needed.