Dental HYGIENIST

Dental Hygiene At Bridge Street Dental

Professional teeth cleaning to promote your dental health and prevent health problems

Is caring for your teeth and gums important to you? If the answer is ‘YES’ (and it ‘should’ be!) then start a regular hygiene routine with our experienced dental hygienist. A dental hygienist is an oral health professional who is responsible for preventing and treating oral diseases, not just cleaning your teeth.

You’ve heard the term, “prevention is better than cure”, and this has never been truer than when it comes to oral health. Preventing gum disease is key to maintaining a healthy mouth. And it has been proven that good oral health can have a positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Or more to the point, poor oral health has a proven negative impact on your health. Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene.

So for hygienist appointments that go so much further than simply cleaning your teeth, choose Bridge Street Dental.

Please Note: our dental hygienist is ‘open access’, meaning you do not need to be registered with the practice to book an appointment.

 

How does a dental hygienist help maintain good oral health?

A dental hygienist plays a key role in helping patients maintain good oral health. During appointments, they thoroughly clean teeth and gums, remove plaque and tartar buildup, and educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques. They may also offer preventive treatments, such as fluoride treatments, to help protect teeth from decay. Additionally, they may monitor patients for early signs of oral health problems, such as gum disease or cavities, and work with dentists to develop personalized care plans. Regular visits to a dental hygienist are important for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems.

How often should I see a dental hygienist for an appointment?

It is recommended to visit a dental hygienist for an appointment at least once a year, or as recommended by your dentist. This frequency can vary based on your individual oral health needs. For example, if you have gum disease or a history of cavities, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits to a dental hygienist. During your appointment, your dental hygienist will assess your oral health and recommend a personalized cleaning schedule that will help you maintain good oral health. It is important to follow the advice of your dentist and dental hygienist to ensure the best possible care for your teeth and gums.

What can I expect during a dental hygiene appointment?

During a dental hygiene appointment, you can expect a thorough assessment and cleaning of your teeth and gums. This may include scaling to remove plaque and tartar, polishing to remove surface stains, and flossing. Your hygienist may also discuss their findings and offer recommendations for maintaining good oral health. They may also take X-rays or perform preventive treatments, such as fluoride treatments. A dental hygiene appointment is a critical component of maintaining good oral health, and it is important to see a hygienist regularly to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

I am interested! What are the next steps?

Either complete the short enquiry form below or give us a call! Our friendly reception team will be happy to get you booked in on a day and at a time that is suitable for you. 

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