Dental hygiene plays a very important part in your overall dental healthcare. It’s important in-between your dental visits, that you keep on top of your oral hygiene routine which will help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. As well as seeing a dentist regularly, it is important to see a dental hygienist for regular scale & polishes.

What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

Dental hygienists are dental professionals who have been trained to specifically prevent or treat gum disease. After you dental examination from a dentist, your hygienist will work under their prescription for your care.

However, under new regulations, if you would like to see the hygienist direct, you can do this by booking in under direct access.

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What Will Happen At My Hygienist Appointment?

When you see our hygienist they will discuss with you your current oral health regime, and if improvements can be made, they will provide guidance. Using various tools, the hygienist will carry out a thorough scale on your teeth which will remove any soft or hard deposits of plaque that have built up. The final step of the hygiene visit is to polish the teeth which will remove the surface staining and will also leave your mouth feeling fresh.

It is standard practice to see your hygienist every 6 months. Having a good oral hygiene routine at home will really help to maintain your teeth in-between visits. Unfortunately if plaque does form on your teeth and hardens into tartar, conventional brushing alone will not be able to remove it (and will require a professional visit to address the issue).

In some cases you may be advised to book in with a hygienist on a more regular basis and this will be dependent on your oral health.

Book Your Dental Hygienist Appointment

If you are due to see a dental hygienist or you are concerned about your oral healthcare, please do not hesitate to contact us and book in today.