Dental Hygienist - Only the best for your teeth
A Dental Hygienist is a specially trained and skilled dental auxiliary who focuses specifically on prevention. They work together with your dentist to provide fully integrated dental care. The Dental Hygienist plays an important role by removing deposits from your teeth, cleaning, polishing - and most importantly - teaching patients the benefits of maintaining good dental hygiene. They promote the prevention of dental problems which would otherwise result in more time consuming, extensive and expensive treatment.
You have your hygiene visits together with your routine dental check-ups to ensure there are no stains or plaque deposits concealing tooth decay or causing gum disease. With so many different aspects combining to create bad breath, tooth decay, cavities and gum disease, the role of the Dental Hygienist is of the utmost importance.
What is the Hygienist's role in the dental practice?
Hygienists perform four main functions