Did you know you can now see a Dental Hygienist/ Dental Therapist without having to see a Dentist under the new guidelines?
What Does This Mean For You?
Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dental hygienist who will help to remove any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of the hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath.
It is recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.
New legislation means you can go straight to a dental hygienist for a professional teeth cleaning and advice on your dental health.
You do not have to be a registered patient with a dentist at the practice to see one of our hygienists anymore, you can now see them under the Direct Access scheme.