19 Oct Why Your Dental Hygienist Appointments Matter
Avoiding gum disease and decay.
When you come to visit our Egham dental practice, you might well be coming in for one of our most common dental appointments – a hygienist checkup. At Crown House Dental, most of our clinical staff are trained to provide hygiene treatments which we might complete as part of your general checkup.
We also pleased to have Assia Ibn Chakroune working at our practice, who is a qualified dental hygienist and therapist and who focuses on helping patients refine their oral care plan in between visits.
When visiting our Surrey dentist you will find we take enormous pride in the way we work, ensuring our patients have as much information as possible enabling them to feel completely in control of their dental care. As we love providing you with lots of useful information, we thought you might like to get a better understanding of the hygienist services we offer, and also know what to expect when you visit our Egham clinic for a hygienist appointment.
Some people don’t fully understand this very important job role and perhaps struggle to understand the difference between dental hygienist services and other mainstream general dentistry treatments. By understanding what a hygienist offers and what dental therapy is, you will be able to fully utilise and make the most of these services at our local practice.
So, What Exactly Is A Dental Hygienist?
A dental hygienist is someone who has had focused training, enabling them to deal with preventative dental health. A hygienist will also have specific training in preventing gum disease.
Dental hygienists will perform professional teeth cleaning called a scale and polish, getting rid of any plaque or tartar build-ups that have occurred between checkups. Perhaps the most important part of their job role is to help you understand the best way to look after your teeth in between your appointments at our surgery. They will talk to you about your health, diet, habits and discuss the best ways for you to avoid tooth decay. Their training enables them to provide you with personalised advice on your at-home oral health care.
Can A Dental Hygienist Perform Any Other Treatments?
A dentist can provide you with hygiene treatments, but a dental hygienist cannot provide you with many treatments that a dentist provides. However, they can perform X-rays and provide some minor treatments like fluoride treatments and teeth whitening, but that depends on the practice guidelines and on individual qualifications.
Why Are Hygiene Services So Important?
The main job of a dental hygienist is to identify, prevent and treat gum disease which is one of the main causes of tooth loss in the UK. They also clean the teeth thoroughly and help patients gain a clear understanding of how to care for their teeth in between visits to our Egham dentist. This type of dental care is exceptionally important because it deals with oral hygiene which can lead to other health issues if it is not addressed properly.
Come To Crown House Dental Practice, Egham, For Dental Hygienist Services
If you want advice on caring for your teeth, worry you have gum disease, or simply need a scale and a polish, please call 01784432641 to book a dental hygienist appointment and we will be very pleased to help you.