The dental hygienist is able to scale and polish your teeth remove an stains, plaque and calculus build-up and provide advice on the best oral hygiene routine to follow between appointments
The dental hygienist is a specialist in preventive dentistry, focusing on periodontal treatment and oral hygiene and lifestyle advice. At each visit the hygienist will assess your gum health and home care routines, remove any hard plaque and provide you with the skills, tools and techniques to keep your teeth looking their best in between appointments.
Benefits of visiting the hygienist
The hygienist will improve the health of your teeth and gums – regular scaling along with demonstrations on effective toothbrushing help to keep your teeth and gums healthy by removing plaque and calculus that can build up and cause gum disease and tooth decay.
The hygienist will remove stains – the hygienist will be able to polish your teeth to remove food and drink stains and give you a brighter, whiter smile.
The hygienist can help re-mineralise the early signs of tooth decay – the hygienist can apply fluoride varnishes to help prevent cavities from developing.