HygienistA dental hygienist specialises in preventive oral health, to help you keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

In the UK the number one cause of tooth loss in adults is not tooth decay but gum disease. With gum disease affecting three out of every four adults, the hygienist is specially trained to give you the appropriate oral hygiene techniques to prevent the sore, bleeding gums most common associated with gum disease.

The hygienist is able to perform a number of procedures including deep cleanings, scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal disease, dental sealants, administration of fluoride, and provide instructions for proper oral hygiene and care.

Their main focus is to ensure that you are given the tools to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is caused by the bacteria in our mouths attaching themselves to the tooth’s smooth surface. If this is not brushed away properly, it can then lead to decay and/or gum disease.

By having regular appointments with our hygienist we are able to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and failing dental work. It also allows any problems to be resolved quickly, reducing the need for costly and invasive procedures.


Bad Breath/Halitosis

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes.

Persistent bad breath is normally caused by the bacteria in your mouth giving off bad smelling gases or when food trapped between your teeth begins to decay. Correct and regular teeth brushing is therefore very important to keep your breath smelling fresh. The hygienist is able to provide information on diet, smoking cessation and techniques to help improve your oral hygiene routine.