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Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienist works alongside our dentists to help provide important preventative advice and treatment to help patients with gum problems or who simply need extra time and advice on looking after their gums and teeth. The treatment carried out by the dental hygienist includes removal of plaque and calculus that is difficult to remove by brushing and flossing alone.


Preventing and treating gum disease

Sometimes patients might need additional help to prevent and treat gum disease and tooth decay. This is when your dentist may prescribe prolonged gum treatment (PGT) over a series of Dental Hygiene visits. This dental treatment combined with oral care advice can help stabilise gum disease.


Cleaner teeth

Once you have been examined by a dentist to check your oral health, you can book a hygiene appointment at Village Dental practice for a clean and polish whenever you want. Patients have said that regular appointments with the dental hygienist have helped improve their confidence by having a cleaner, fresher mouth.


Reduced dental costs

Maintaining your oral health through regular cleaning and polishing of your teeth can also reduce the need for expensive dental treatment.


Deep cleaning

If you suffer from heavily stained teeth caused by smoking, your diet or consumption of red wine, tea and coffee, Village dental Practice provides a deep cleaning service that is highly effective at removing teeth staining and helping whiten them in one visit.


Benefits of dental hygienist services

  • Hygienists are experts at cleaning and polishing your teeth

  • Gum disease can be treated with Progressive Gum Treatment

  • Regular visits can reduce the risk of expensive dental treatment

  • Professional cleaning can help improve your confidence

  • Deep cleaning is available to remove tooth staining




Why can’t my dentist clean my teeth?

Your dentist can provide this service, however, the dental hygienist is an expert in this area. An effective clean takes time and whilst some people have very good oral hygiene and only require a simple clean that their dentist can provide, others need longer in the dental chair.


What does a dental hygienist do?

Dental Hygienists regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. This combined with oral hygiene instruction so that you can look after your teeth and gums properly at home, will help you maintain a healthy mouth. A clean and healthy mouth will reduce the need for dental treatment, help prevent bad breath and enhance your confidence and reduce embarrassment.

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