Dental Hygienists are specifically trained in periodontal disease, focusing on gum heath by promoting good oral hygiene.
Regular hygiene appointments can reduce the risk of gum disease which causes inflammation of the dental supporting tissues that can lead to recession of the surrounding bone and result in loose teeth or eventual tooth loss. There are also links between poor gum health and serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory illness, diabetes and cognitive decline.
The hygienist will conduct a thorough check of your gum health, perform scale and polishing and provide advice on how to improve and maintain your dental hygiene, through diet, smoking cessation and correct teeth cleaning.
Alongside regular check-ups, hygiene appointments should be part of your regular dental care routine. We encourage children to be introduced to the hygienist as early as possible so they develop a relaxed approach to teeth cleaning procedures.