A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health, typically focusing on techniques in oral hygiene.
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.
Benefits of visiting the Hygienist:
- Demonstrate effective tooth brushing technique – remove plaque without causing tooth wear and receding gums.
- Advice on the best aid to clean in between teeth – this ensures that you clean the 40% of teeth that brushing alone misses.
- Treating and preventing periodontal disease – this ensures that you are able to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
- Removal of plaque and hard (calculus) deposits – this helps to reduce the risk of decay and gum disease.
Cost of Dental Hygienists
Hygiene session (Approx 30 mins)
|Hygiene session (Approx 45 minutes)
Professional intervention therapy for patients high risk of disease to the gums
|Hygiene session (Approx 60 minutes)
Periodontal (gum) therapy to treat active gum disease
|Cosmetically focused stain removal (approx 30 mins)||£65|
|All diamond polishes charged at (£10) on top of hygiene fees apart from cosmetically focused stain removal appt.||£10|
Meet the Hygienists
GDC No 3741
Bobby is our resident hygienist. He has a wealth of experience as he has been working in the field for many years. Bobby has a calm persona and is excellent with nervous patients.