A dental hygienist, a licensed healthcare professional integral to oral healthcare, works closely with dentists to prevent and treat issues like gum disease and tooth decay, ensuring comprehensive dental care. If you’re seeking a brighter, healthier smile and wondering how to achieve optimal oral hygiene, look no further! Our dedicated dental hygienist at Priory Park Dental Practice in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, is here to guide you. Discover the secrets to maintaining pristine oral health and book your appointment today for a transformative journey towards a confident and radiant smile.
What is a Dental Hygienist?
Professional scale and polishing
This treatment not only leaves your teeth looking and feeling refreshed but also plays a crucial role in preventing dental issues. It is typically recommended to have this procedure done every six months as part of your routine dental care to maintain optimal oral health and a vibrant smile.
Advanced gum treatment
It is crucial for addressing gum disease in its more advanced stages, preventing tooth loss, and preserving your overall oral health. If you experience symptoms like gum bleeding, gum recession, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth, it’s important to seek dental care promptly to determine if advanced gum treatment is needed to restore your gum health.
Education in prevention of dental disease
Throughout the procedure, the dental hygienist may offer guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing techniques, as well as dietary recommendations to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Fissure sealants for children and adults
These sealants are a preventive dental treatment suitable for both children and adults. These thin, protective coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to help prevent cavities and tooth decay.
It is a procedure aimed at reducing tooth sensitivity or discomfort caused by various factors. Tooth sensitivity can result from exposed dentin (the layer beneath the enamel) due to factors such as receding gums, enamel erosion, cavities, or dental procedures. Desensitising treatment helps alleviate the discomfort and improve overall oral comfort.