Dental Hygienists work very closely with the dentists ensuring that your gums are kept healthy through a combination of regular scaling and polishing and continual education and feedback so that you can do a better job at home.
Your gums are the foundation of healthy teeth. Without healthy gums, teeth become mobile and more susceptible to decay. Keeping your gums healthy is as major factor in keeping your teeth all your life. A hygienist will remove deposits of plaque and calculus on your teeth, teach you how to stop it coming back again and discuss how diet can help slow down the effects of gum disease.
Some dentists will provide a scale and polish, but our dentists at Tonbridge Dental Centre realise that a hygienist has been specially trained to do the job. They are up to date on the very best and latest cleaning techniques and can provide the very best education for our patients.