Dental Hygienist Appointments in Preston

Family dental treatments

What does the dental hygienist do?

Dental hygienists are largely concerned with preventative dental health and treating gum disease; this includes demonstrating correct home care, detailing oral hygiene instructions and providing advice to ensure your teeth and gums are happy and healthy.

When attending a dental hygiene appointment, the hygienists will professionally clean your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually referred to as a ‘scale and polish’) and discuss a personalized care plan with you detailing how you can continue to improve or maintain your oral hygiene to aid the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease and inflammation.

Can I see the hygienist?

The hygienist works under the prescription of the dentist and therefore generally it will be your dentist who decides if and how often you should be referred to the dental hygienist. They will evaluate your oral health and make a decision accordingly. Alternatively, you can request to see our dental hygienist on an independent basis; to discuss these options please contact the practice directly.