Dental hygiene appointments involve having your teeth professionally cleaned, also known as scaling and polishing.
The hygienist will give you the best advice for keeping your teeth clean and plaque free. This will include demos on how to use floss, tepe brushes, even the best way to use your tooth brush.
Teeth must be kept free from plaque as this is the main cause of gum disease. This can result in bleeding gums, red, swollen gums, and if left too long, over the years can result in tooth loss due to bone loss around the teeth.