Pure Smiles Services: What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?
You’ve heard that prevention is better than the cure, right? This couldn’t be more accurate as far as your teeth are concerned. Keeping your pearly whites fresh, healthy, and clean throughout the year can save you so many issues further down the line, so it’s important to keep on top of your dental hygiene. One of the best ways to do this is to schedule a regular appointment to see a dental hygienist. But what does a dental hygienist do? Let’s find out.
What does a dental hygienist do?
The role of a dental hygienist is to provide preventive treatment to your teeth. When you make an appointment with a hygienist, they will begin by evaluating the health of your teeth and looking at ways to help you improve your dental hygiene. They advise you on everything from your diet to your oral care routine and will even provide your teeth with a deep clean before you leave. Visiting a dental hygienist in between dentist checkups is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout the year.
What can I expect from a visit to the dental hygienist?
When you schedule an appointment with one of our dental hygienists, you can expect the following:
A visual scan of your teeth and gums to identify any potential problems.
An examination of each tooth - also known as a Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).
An air-polishing of your teeth, removing any plaque that has formed in your mouth.
Detailed advice on how you can improve your dental hygiene in the future, as well as product recommendations.
A treatment plan will be agreed upon, and your notes will be shared with the dentist should you require any further treatment.
The beauty of visiting a dental hygienist is that you don’t need to have anything wrong with your teeth or gums to benefit from a visit. So often, visiting the dentist is a stressful and painful experience, but a trip to the hygienist will leave you with a gleaming smile and a great feeling about your teeth and gums.
How often should I visit a dental hygienist?
It’s a good idea to schedule a trip to the dental hygienist in between checkups with your dentist. So, visiting the hygienist a couple of times a year should be more than sufficient to keep on top of the build-up of plaque, and it will also help you notice any early signs of gum disease. You can also ask the hygienist any questions that you have about your current dental routine and enquire about the use of certain products that you would like to try.
Book an appointment to see a hygienist today
At Pure Smiles, we’re delighted to provide a dental hygienist service to our clients. In between your regular check-ups, you can book in with our friendly hygienist, who will get into every nook and cranny of your mouth to ensure your teeth are sparkling and your gums are healthy. To book an appointment, give us a call today on 0203 613 3327, and we would be delighted to get you in the diary.