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At Galway Dentists we offer professional teeth cleaning (also known as dental cleaning) as a vital aspect of preventative oral hygiene. Our expert team of qualified dentists are on hand to remove both dental plaque (a soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (hardened plaque and deposits caused by minerals in saliva) from your teeth. By regularly coming to us for your dental teeth cleaning in Galway, you can prevent the onset of cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Whilst you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, hardened deposits still build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Tartar is usually tooth coloured and mistaken for part of the tooth, but it can appear in varying shades of brown and black, and requires professional teeth cleaning to eliminate it.

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Why you need to book your dental teeth cleaning in Galway now ?

A build up of tartar unfortunately provides the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. Our dental teeth cleaning in Galway will leave the surfaces of your teeth clean and smooth in order to prevent bacteria being able to stick to your teeth. This gives you a far better ability to keep your teeth clean during your daily tooth care regime and promote healthy gums.

When you book your dental teeth cleaning in Galway with Galway Dentists, we will use various instruments and devices to loosen and remove the deposits from your teeth.

With most dental hygienists recommending you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months, this is an essential part of your oral hygiene regime.

What to expect

What Is A Dental Hygienist Appointment?

At Galway Dentists, our skilled dental hygienists offer a comprehensive teeth cleaning service, including scaling and polishing, as part of a dental hygiene examination. They meticulously remove tartar and plaque, polish your teeth to eliminate stains, and provide tailored advice on maintaining optimal dental health, including dietary tips and proper brushing techniques.

For those considering treatments like dental implants, our dentists often recommend a hygienist appointment to ensure the best possible outcome. Regular visits, ideally every six months, are encouraged to minimise the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Find us at 6 Father Griffin Avenue, Galway, Co. Galway H91 ERP4, and schedule your appointment today.

Why You Need to Have Regular Dental Teeth Cleanings

Regular professional cleaning will prevent many dental problems arising. Also, you’ll be screened for early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease when they are more easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, more expensive root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
When you have your dental cleaning, we also screen you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.
Recent studies indicate that gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene, contributes to heart attacks and strokes. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental check ups, cleanings, and brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health.
Our hygienist can remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains. During your cleaning, we will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile.
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check ups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene. To schedule your next cleaning and checkup, simply contact us today!
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Hygienist Visits

Our dental hygienists play a crucial role in patient care and oral health education. They assist in various treatments, provide advice on maintaining oral health, and screen for dental diseases. Services include:

  • Fluoride treatments to combat tooth decay
  • Dental X-rays for comprehensive oral health assessment
  • Deep cleaning, including scaling and root planning, to remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins
  • Personalised oral health maintenance plans
  • Application of dental sealants to protect against cavities

Post-Treatment Expectations

After a deep cleaning, some patients may experience temporary sensitivity or mild gum soreness. However, you’ll immediately notice cleaner, polished teeth. We recommend gentle brushing and flossing post-treatment to accommodate any tenderness.


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What to expect

Why you should have your teeth cleaned by the team at Galway Dentists

Dr Eilis O’Hagan and the team at Galway Dentists have more than 18 years of experience in providing dental teeth cleaning in Galway and are on hand to make sure you and your family have healthy teeth and gums.

The best way to avoid expensive dental treatments, have a bright smile and feel confident about your breath is to regularly have your teeth cleaned by the professionals at Galway Dentists. We passionate about helping people achieve the best oral health possible.
To book your appointment for professional dental teeth cleaning in Galway, simply get in touch online or call us on (091) 58 22 22 today.
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Who Is Dental Hygienist Scaling and Polishing For?

The treatment is for individuals who want to have glossy, clean teeth, reduce their risk of gum disease, and stop it from further developing if they already have it. Scaling and polishing are professional cleaning procedures that get their teeth deep and adequately cleaned.

How about children? The first dental cleaning of a child is done sometime after most of their primary teeth erupt, typically between one and three years old.

Individuals with excellent oral health, who don’t have a history of gum disease, and who have non-restored/non-crowded teeth can set an appointment with one of our dental hygienists every six months.

But still, your dentist will advise you on the appropriate time to get a dental cleaning and polishing. For example, patients with fillings or crowns or who have a history of gum disease may be advised to see their hygienist every four months.

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Book a consultation today with one of our team, who will be happy to discuss these options with you in-depth

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What is the treatment, and what should you expect during a visit with a dental hygienist?

Scaling and polishing is a deep dental cleaning treatment performed by hygienists. However, the primary step we do when you arrive at the clinic is first to evaluate your oral health history, examine the skin around your mouth, and do a cancer screening.
  • A dental hygienist will examine your periodontal health by examining the skin around your gums, checking for tooth decay, and looking at any other dental problems, such as inflammation, bleeding, or swelling of your gums.

  • During scaling and polishing, the dental hygienist will identify the presence of plaque and tartar and remove it.

  • Once the cleaning process is completed, your friendly dental hygienist at Galway Dentists will ask questions about brushing and flossing and advise you on the areas for improvement. They’ll also recommend more ways to look after your oral health.



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