A Dental hygienist is exceptionally trained to work with other dental practitioners, and play an important role in oral health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating various oral, dental and gum diseases.
At Natureza Dental Practice in Croydon, London SE25, our hygienists guide patients to maintain high levels of dental health. Regular visits to a hygienist will help to ensure that your teeth and gums stay clean and healthy. Our dental hygienist will remove and reduce the build-up of plaque with proper care, which may cause different dental or oral disease.
What does a Dental hygienist do?
The dental hygienist is to work as an oral health educator, delivering better oral health to help you keep your teeth fresh and bright for life. They can help to assess your oral hygiene routine, helping you to brush your teeth better as well as deep cleaning your teeth each time you visit the dentist.
Specifically a dental hygienist will help you with:
- Bad Breath – Halitosis or Bad breath is a common oral issue. The odour from Halitosis is released by bacteria which are formed under the gum line and the gaps of the teeth. Only a professional dental hygienist can guide you to reduce the build-up of plaque.
- Gum Disease – Bad breath, bleeding and painful gums and loose teeth are all indications of gum disease. If proper care is taken in the early stages, these problems can be treated and stopped. Dental hygienist does not only treat and prevent oral disease, as well as giving you the control to prevent it with a personalised oral hygiene system while staying at home.
- Teeth Whitening – There are different reasons that may cause of tooth discolouration. Having acidic, unhygienic and multi-colored foods and drinks are the most common reasons for teeth stains. These stains cannot be removed by only brushing with teeth whitening toothpaste. An expert hygienist can show you the right way to remove these stains and how to keep your teeth’s natural whiteness.
- Other Health Problems – Researches have shown that maintaining poor oral hygiene may cause of other health issues, like, heart disease, diabetes and respiratory problems. Regular visits to a dental hygienist can lead you to a healthier and disease free life.
There are often a range of questions which patients ask our dental hygienists, we’ve summarised these in a separate section in our website all about gum disease.
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You will find that most dental hygienists are registered with the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), this shows their commitment to the profession and to being part of a recognised body.
Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.
You can call at 0208 654 3984 to book an appointment with a dental hygienist at Natureza Dental Practice in Croydon.
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