What is a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienists are qualified professionals who specialise in the care of your gums. This is a fundamentally important part of your dental health and also of your general health.

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is responsible for the loss of more teeth than decay and scientific studies have also shown an association between gum disease and a number of serious general health diseases:

  • Cardiac (heart) disease
  • Underweight / premature babies
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimers disease

Please do not ignore your gums! Joining our Membership Care Plans enables you to see our hygienist regularly and budget for this important care.

Regular Visits

Regular visits to our Hygienist form the basis of all our dental care and we would ask all our clients to visit our hygienist on a regular basis. Their skill and care enables us to provide better quality dentistry in a healthier mouth.

Our hygienist must first measure and record the amount of disease in your mouth before planning appropriate treatment (until we know where the problems are and how bad they are, we cannot decide how best to treat you) The treatment will involve showing you how to improve your home care and the gentle removal of plaque and calculus to help your gums heal. Medicaments may be prescribed to help the healing in any acute phases of your gum disease.

Regular Appointments & Good Daily Care

It is important to realise that gum disease cannot be cured by anybody. However, with the correct management and treatment (at home and at Dental world) the disease can be slowed down to an extent that keeps your gums healthy and preserves your teeth for life. This will mean having regular appointments with our hygienist and good daily care of your teeth and gums at home. We will advise how often you will need to see our hygienist based on the measurements we take at each examination appointment of your current gum disease.

For clients who suffer with staining of their teeth, jet polishing can remove the stain and leave your mouth feeling ‘zingy’ and fresh. Ask for an appointment with our hygienist.