Regular visits to our hygienists will keep your teeth clean and your breath fresh as well as helping you to have a healthy mouth and teeth throughout your life. With care on your part this is achievable.

Preventive care is an essential feature of our clinic. Helping to prevent dental problems occurring means less treatment and cost for our patients. We believe there are significant health benefits to regular oral health.

After your initial consultation with your dentist you may then be referred to the dental hygienist. Our hygienists are specifically trained members of the dental team. They play an important role in your dental health care. Hygienists are focused on the prevention and detection of dental disease by giving individual oral instruction and treatment to patients.

The main cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, when techniques used for brushing and flossing are not carried out effectively. This poor hygiene allows plaque to build up along the gum line. It sticks to the tooth surface and can inflame the gums a condition called ‘gingivitis’.

Our hygienists will clean your teeth and gums, whereby plaque and stains are removed and your teeth are thoroughly polished. Bad breath can also be eliminated and potential gum disease kept under control. Our hygienists will also teach you techniques to help maintain a healthy looking smile.