Looking for a Hygienist?
Why the hygienist is your tooth’s best friend.
Gum disease is the greatest threat to your teeth, claiming responsibility for a staggering 75% of adult tooth loss. Which is why next time you visit your dentist, you should see the hygienist too and follow their advice.
The bacteria in dental plaque cause gum disease. Bleeding gums or gingivitis is the first stage and is very common in people of all ages. Careful brushing and flossing can keep the levels of bacteria to a low, but it is not unusual for it to build up on your teeth, creating a hard deposit that can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist. If left untreated, gingivitis may progress to the stage where the bone, which holds the teeth in place, is gradually destroyed. This is generally painless, and you will only notice when your teeth become loose.
This is why it is so vital to have regular hygienist appointments. You need to ensure that your teeth are regularly scaled and polished. The hygienist can also check your gums to see how healthy they are and will recommend the best way to care for them. In most cases this means flossing or brushing between your teeth. There are many gadgets available now to help you floss and brush much easier. We can show you the best way to carry out these fiddly tasks.
The Hygienist is only available privately and will cost £52.00 per visit.
For more information on the hygienist, please ask your dentist at your next visit or contact reception who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.