Hygienist

Hygienist

Hygienists’ play a vital part in dental healthcare, mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum problems.

Our hygienist liases with our Clinical Dental Technicians and dentists to ensure your dental health is as good as it can be and offer any advice you may need.

Attending regular hygiene appointments helps maintain gum health and tooth stability, whist combating potential problems such as gum disease, or even bad breath (Halitosis).

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by the presence of plaque on the tooth’s surface. If this plaque is left it can irritate the gum’s causing redness and bleeding. Studys show plaque begins to form 4-8 hours after brushing which is why it is so important to brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. If left untreated gum disease can progress into periodontal disease. This is where the gums surrounding the teeth become loose, creating ‘pockets’. These spaces attract bacteria, making it hard to remove. The pockets will become deeper over time and may eventually cause tooth mobility leading to tooth loss.

For more information book in to see Alice our Hygienist.

We allow up to 40 minutes per hygiene session in order for you to have a deep scale, removing any tartar build up and a polish to remove staining.

Hours of Operation

Monday 9.00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9.00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9.00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm
Friday 9.00am-4.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
We are closed for lunch 1pm-2pm