A dental hygienist is specially trained members of the dental team, whose focus is on preventative dentistry, ensuring that you can keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. They will professionally clean your teeth removing plaque and calculus and will provide you with the tools necessary to keep your teeth looking their best in between appointments.
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
- Use interdental cleaning aids daily to clean between teeth
- Quit smoking
- Limit sugary foods and drinks to meal times.
- Visit your dental team as often as they recommend
Dental Hygienists at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre are all highly trained and registered with the General Dental Council as required. When required and with the right training a qualified hygienist can provide other dental treatments such teeth whitening.
Advantages of visiting a dental hygienist
A dental hygienist can improve the health of your teeth and gums – removing plaque and calculus that can build up to cause gum disease, helps to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
The hygienist will remove stains – they can polish your teeth to remove food and drink stains and therefore give you a brighter, whiter smile.
The hygienist will provide oral hygiene advice – the dental hygienist will be able to demonstrate effective tooth brushing techniques to remove plaque without causing tooth wear and receding gums.
The dental hygienist will address secondary causes of gum disease – by addressing lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking you can help to improve the health of your teeth.