About the Dental Hygienist
What is a hygienist?
Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team to give care to the patients. They are mainly concerned with preventative dental health and treating gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth removing plaque and calculus.
Their most important role is advising you on how you can keep your teeth free of plaque.
Why would you see a hygienist?
A hygienist is specially trained to carry out scaling and polishing and can spend longer with you than the dentist usually can.
Services Offered at University Dental Care
We offer 30 minute appointments which include scale and polish and oral health information.
We can offer prolonged treatment which may be over several visits. We can offer local anaesthetic if necessary – please mention it to your dentist.
What we Recommend:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day: once at night and one other time during the day (usually morning) with the fluoride toothpaste (1350-1450ppm).
- We recommend you “spit don't rinse” the toothpaste away.
- Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
- We recommend you clean in between your teeth every day. The hygienist can recommend whether interdental brushes, tape or floss would be best for you.
Phone (01792) 602 222
Registered Patients Only
8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm Saturday by appointment only
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