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"Thank you Matt and the team for giving me back my smile and my ability to speak with confidence again". ~ Sonja I

HygienistLook after the teeth you've got!

Great dental hygiene! Accent is privileged to have a fabulous full-time specialist, Marize Jones, on our Auckland dental team. Her role is two-fold. As a fully qualified Dental Hygiene Therapist (Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health), she is trained in preventing the bacterial infection that causes periodontal (gum & jawbone) disease.

Her focus is to ensure your teeth have the best possible structure supporting them. You may not know that periodontal disease is the main form of tooth loss in adults - with over 80% of adults having some form of it!

This means if you want to keep the teeth you've got, regular dental hygiene visits is the most important thing you can do. In fact, if that's the only thing you do for your teeth, do that! Crucially regular visits also helps to manage the bad breath or bleeding gums that some of our patients have.

A smile that sparkles - feel confident

So while your visits with Marize will ensure your teeth look great (by removing staining caused by coffee/tea/wine & cigarettes and finishing off with a professional polish of your teeth), she will also review your gum attachment levels (pocket depths), clean your teeth of calculus and plaque, and check your jawbone levels.

This helps ensure you keep all the teeth you've got!

Plus, if this interests you, you can add one of our Teeth Whitening options to your treatment plans, something many of our Auckland dental hygiene clients are keen on. 

Reduce risk of unexpected costs 

In terms of regular maintenance, most of our patients have dental hygiene visits twice a year (more or less depending on individual cases). The cost of these visits is $200, and along with keeping your teeth in great shape, helps to ensure unexpected costs do not come out of the blue.

Marize is an active member of the NZ Dental Hygienist's Association. For more information about please see what wikipedia has to say on dental hygiene.