The importance of dental hygiene
Your hygienist or therapist works very closely with your dentist to prevent and treat gum disease. There is now increasing evidence linking gum disease with heart disease and strokes. It is also the main reason for loss of teeth and we take the treatment of gum disease very seriously.
Your hygienist can:
- Remove calculus (tartar) from teeth by scaling and polishing
- Remove heavy staining by using gentle air abrasion
- Treat gum disease
- Carry out fresh breath treatments
- Teach good oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy gums
Your hygienist is often the best person to advise you on the most suitable dental products for your individual needs. We stock a full range of oral health products at the practice for your convenience.