If you’re not regularly seeing a hygienist you’re not just missing out on having a great smile, you might also put your health at risk. A visit to the hygienist is an important part of looking after your health. Your hygienist will not only give you a thorough clean, they’ll also advise you on how you can keep up the good work.
What is a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists work closely with the dentist to give advice and care in the area of oral health. Dental hygienists are particularly concerned with the health of your teeth and gums and preventative measures to ensure continued oral health.
What is a dental hygiene treatment?
During a hygiene treatment your Oasis hygienist will thoroughly remove all stains from your teeth, scale away deposits of tartar and extensively polish your teeth. As well as a thorough clean and polish, your hygienist will give you advice based on the results of your dental exam. This will include tips on how to improve your daily oral health routine, based on your diet and habits.
Why is it important to visit a dental hygienist?
Regular visits to a hygienist combined with looking after your teeth and gums at home will greatly improve the appearance of your teeth and oral health. Also, it’s beneficial to your oral health to get advice specific to you from a qualified expert. For example, your hygienist will be able to recommend preventative measures based on your diet and habits. And don’t forget, regular hygienist visits are recommended to maintain good oral health.
What treatments do dental hygienists offer?
Oral hygiene advice
Scaling and polishing teeth
Deep scaling (debridement)
Smoking cessation advice
Fissure sealants – a thin protective layer coasting placed on the biting surface of the back teeth
Sensitivity – your hygienist can advise you on how to reduce sensitivity
Halitosis (bad breath) advice
Do dental hygienist treatments hurt?
Dental hygienist treatments are generally pain-free. However, every patient is different. If you happen to feel any discomfort, your Oasis hygienist can apply anaesthetic creams and in some cases local anaesthetic, but we find that this is rarely asked for.