What is Dental Hygiene?

Dental Hygienists are uniquely qualified to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease. Your hygienist will look after the health of your teeth and gums. They will discuss with you oral hygiene practices that will help you develop a good home care plan to keep your teeth healthy throughout your life.

Our hygienists are very experienced in managing treatment of patients suffering from gum disease, working in close collaboration with our dentists.

They also support patients who have had implant treatment and require maintenance visits to ensure that the gums and bone remain healthy around the restorations and dental implants.

A gathering of world specialists in the fields of cardiac disease, diabetes and gum disease concluded the following:

“Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease may reduce part of the risk for diabetes and heart disease. …By regulating infections in the mouth we can reduce systemic infections.”

First Oral Probiotic Symposium, Barcelona 2008

Our dental hygienists will be happy to provide specific advice on:

  • Oral disease and prevention of gum disease
  • Nutrition
  • Use of fluoride, anti-bacterials and new dental care materials
  • Tooth whitening
  • Smoking cessation

Our dentists work very closely with our team of hygienists to ensure you are able to look after and maintain your teeth, gums and any dental work. Where necessary we can refer you to the hygienist and appointments can be offered between your routine dental care.