What is a Hygienist?
Dental Hygienists Are Specially Trained members of the team. They Play A very Important Role In Dental Health Care And Are Mainly Concerned With Gum Health/disease, Educating People with Home Care techniques And also Applying Preventative Materials To The Teeth And Gums.
What is a hygienist’s role in the practice?
The Hygienist’s Main Role Is To Professionally Clean The Teeth and gums. This Is Usually referred to as Scaling And Polishing. However, Perhaps Their Most Important Role Is in Educating Patients in Ways To Keep Their Teeth and gums disease free.
The Hygienist Will Work With Your Dentist To offer specific treatment for you.
Why is treatment so important?
Regular Professional Cleaning in Combination With Your Home Care regime Will Help to maintain Your Mouth in a Healthy state. A Healthy Mouth has many benefits, such as:
- Improving Your Appearance,
- Help You To Keep Your Teeth for longer
- Give You Fresh Breath.
Can a hygienist help prevent dental disease?
This Is what years of Training A Hygienist Is All About. Carefully Removing The Deposits That Build Up On The Teeth (Tartar) over time And demonstrating How To Prevent It from gathering Again both help to prevent gum disease.By Discussing Your Diet And encouraging Preventative Measures such as flossing and brushing techniques, Tooth Decay Can Also Be remarkably reduced.
The very Early Stages Of Gum Disease often go Unnoticed as they can be Painless. Signs of gum disease may include:
- Blood On Your Toothbrush or when you spit out After Cleaning Your Teeth.
Remember - Healthy Gums Should Not Bleed!! If You find your Gums Are Bleeding You Should Visit Your Dentist/ Hygienist As Soon As Possible.