What is a hygienist?
A hygienist is a trained professional that works primarily with patients to prevent dental problems from occurring.
What does a hygienist do?
These are some of the services our hygienists provide:
- Clean teeth and gums
- Remove stains and polish teeth
- Check you are brushing and flossing correctly
- Help freshen breath
- Check for oral health problems such as oral cancer and gum disease
Why would I need to see the hygienist? Can’t the dentist do this treatment?
Hygienists have undergone specific training in assisting patients prevent dental problems. This is what their role in our team is and therefore they are extremely skilled and efficient at delivering this type of care. This important service also frees up time for our dentists to perform the more complex treatments.
How often do I need to visit a hygienist?
It is generally recommended that you visit your hygienist every six months. However, this may need to be increased depending on your individual circumstances. Remember, hygienists will help prevent problems whilst dentists will treat problems
What do I have to do to see a hygienist?
Contact us to arrange a consultation with a dentist. The dentist will then discuss your needs with you and arrangements will be made for you to see one of our hygienists.