Dental hygienist services
Our hygienists can play a vital role in your oral healthcare routine, and can make a huge difference in our ongoing efforts to help you to keep your teeth for life.
Avoid decay and gum disease
The main role the hygienist plays is helping you maintain a healthy mouth, avoiding problems such as decay and gum disease (the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults).
Ongoing research suggests there are links between gum disease and a range of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and premature birth. This is in addition to tooth loss which can occur in the later stages of gum disease.
Gum disease often goes unnoticed because it is generally painless, but over time it can cause lasting damage. With a good oral healthcare routine and regular visits to the hygienist its progress can be significantly slowed down or even stopped.
Giving your teeth a professional clean
Gum disease is caused by plaque – a film of sticky bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth. The fact that the plaque is always there makes it a constant battle to ensure that it doesn’t lead to gum disease.
During your appointment your teeth will be cleaned professionally. The hygienist will gently remove any plaque from your teeth, together with tartar, which is a hardened form of plaque. They will also give your teeth a polish, making them feel fresh and clean and making it more difficult for the plaque to stick to them.
Oral health advice
To make sure your mouth is kept as healthy as possible, your hygienist can guide you through the correct techniques of brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning. As part of this oral hygiene programme we can also advise you on the best way towards achieving fresher breath and gaining that confident feeling.
Your daily dental hygiene routine
We stock all the necessary oral hygiene products that you may need – toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, interdental brushes and tongue scrapers.
Here are 4 golden rules for good oral health:
• Brush for at least two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
• Clean between your teeth daily
• Cut down on how often you eat or drink sugary foods and drinks
• Visit the hygienist regularly
Book your hygienist appointment
You can now visit the hygienist directly without seeing the dentist first. Please contact us to for more information or to book an appointment.
This page was last updated on the 21st of March 2017