Making your smile sparkle
A hygienist's main duty is to prevent and treat gum disease. During your appointment your hygienist can provide oral hygiene advice, remove stain, tartar, hard deposits and plaque. The hygienist can demonstrate correct flossing and brushing techniques as well as other oral hygiene techniques according to your personal requirements. You can receive dietary advice and other information such as how to give up smoking.
The hygienist may also advise you on the progression of gum disease, but for more advanced conditions you may be referred to a dentist for an assessment. After the assessment the hygienist would be able to treat you under the prescription of a dentist.