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Promote + improve oral health for a more confident smile

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Tailored, preventative advice, and treatment, to reduce prevalence of dental diseases

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PINK!! The colour of healthy gums. Plus, a caring, happy, welcoming colour.

Why see a Dental Hygienist?

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Ageing population

With an ageing, and increasing, population, this mean's more teeth for Dentists to look after! Hygienists' help reduce the work load by maintaining existing restorative treatment, preventing disease/ further treatment.

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal (gum) disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss! Hygienists' are trained in preventing and treating gum disease. Healthy gums support teeth!

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Sugar

Tooth decay is the world's third most prevalent, PREVENTABLE disease. Sugar causes this, as well as systemic diseases i.e. diabetes type II. Your Hygienist gives education on diet and lifestyle, which is good for your mouth, and general health

Your appointment

What to expect at your visit to FLOSS

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Introduction

We'll ask you to complete some documents to get an understanding of who you are, inc. a medical & dental history. Then we will discuss oral hygiene.

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Periodontal Therapy

1. a gum assessment will taken, with a diagnosis
2. a full mouth 'professional mechanical plaque removal' (clean) of the gums and teeth. You may require more than one appointment, or even a referral to a specialist (Periodontist)

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Dental X-Ray's

If required, dental x-rays will be taken. Hygienists are particularly interested in gum disease/ bone levels. 

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Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride Varnish application is offered and can be applied at the end of the appointment. Ideally eat before the appointment.

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Screening

Screenings will be obtained at every appointment. We will feel outside the jaw then complete visual checks inside the mouth, ruling out an abnormalities including Oral Cancer.

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Whitening

We offer BOUTIQUE whitening at-home treatment. Please book extra time/ another appointment for this service.

**We are NOT dentists. Dentists are highly trained in the treatment of tooth decay, and other aspects of dentistry. It is important to visit a Dentist regularly. 

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LOCATION

Ilam Dental
110 Memorial Ave
Burnside
Christchurch

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OPENING HOURS

Monday 8:30am - 5pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm

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PARKING

Free onsite parking and wheelchair access

Thursday - CLOSED

Friday 8:30am - 4pm

Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

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