Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dental hygienist who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of the hygienist’s role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

It is recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

Direct Access Patients for Hygiene Appointments

As of August 2013, The governance regarding hygiene appointments changed, which means you are able to make appointments with the hygienist without having this first prescribed by your dentist.

We are happy to accept direct access patients at the practice. The procedure to register is the same as for a new patient, plus you will need to download and complete the Direct Access Consent Form together with the medical history form and bring these with you at your initial appointment. Please refer to the Fees section for our current charges for this service.

Direct Access to a Hygienist