Dental hygiene is extremely important so you can keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. In between your regular check ups and hygiene visits, it’s important you have a good daily oral hygiene routine (brushing twice a day, flossing etc). This will help protect your teeth for longer. The dental hygienist will give you a thorough clean every 6 months to tackle any tough build ups of plaque/tartar.

What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

Dental hygienists are a  type of dental professional who focuses on improving and maintaining your oral hygiene, which will help to prevent or treat gum disease. After visiting your dentist, your hygienist will work under their prescription for your care, unless you book in as a direct access patient.

Dental hygienist Willenhall

What Will Happen At My Hygienist Appointment?

Your hygienist will discuss your current oral health routine and will provide guidance if improvements can be made. Using various tools, the dental hygienist will carefully remove any builds up of soft/hard deposits of plaque. This is then followed by polishing up your teeth, to remove surface staining and will also leave your mouth feeling fresh.

The standard practice is to have a hygiene appointment every 6 months, but more frequent appointments may be recommended depending on your oral health.Having a good oral routine at home will help to maintain your teeth in between visits. If plaque does start to form and hardens into tartar, conventional cleaning at home will be unable to remove it (and a hygiene visit will be required to remove). If left untreated, this can lead to gum disease and extensive tooth/bone loss.

Book Your Dental Hygienist Appointment

If you are due to see a dental hygienist or you are concerned about your oral healthcare, please do not hesitate to contact us and book in today.