23 Sep

Why You Should Visit a Hygienist

Dental hygiene is an important part of our preventative dental care services. We actively encourage our patients to take advantage of the amazing treatments offered by our highly experienced and skilled dental hygienists. With regular hygiene sessions, you can enjoy a bright, white smile and excellent standards of oral health.

What is a hygienist?

A dental hygienist has advanced training in oral hygiene. Our hygienists provide a range of hygiene and preventative treatments to prevent, treat and manage dental diseases and issues such as bad breath and staining. Our aim is to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy, ensure you are able to smile with confidence and reduce the risk of you suffering from pain.
Treatments offered by dental hygienists include bad breath clinics, scale and polish, gum disease treatment, fluoride varnish and sealant treatment. Our hygienists also offer advice about diet and nutrition, oral hygiene and brushing at home and giving up smoking.

Why should I consider seeing a hygienist?

If you have existing oral health problems, such as gum disease, you may be referred to a dental hygienist by your dentist. But you do not have to be referred to see a hygienist and even people with good oral health can benefit from regular hygiene sessions. Hygiene treatments are much more powerful than brushing at home and they leave your mouth feeling amazingly clean, as well as helping to lower the risk of oral infections, gum disease and cavities by removing bacteria and plaque from your mouth. Polishing also helps to remove surface stains from your teeth, which will make your smile look brighter and more attractive.
Recent studies have also pointed to a link between poor oral health and an increased risk of systemic illnesses, including heart disease and strokes, so good oral hygiene is essential.