What is a dental hygienist?
The hygienist's main work help you maintain a healthy mouth by preventing and treating gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish' or a prophylaxis). However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. The hygienist will work with the dental team to give you care that is tailored to your needs.
We now offer Direct Access hygiene treatment.
Direct Access mean that dental hygienists can see you without the need to see a dentist first.
This means you can now continue to attend your own NHS or private dentist for on-going regular dental treatment and see one of our hygienists for additional gum care or cosmetic cleaning.