Prevention is at the heart of everything we do at Envisage Dental Health. Our hygienist plays a very important role within our team, helping to prevent gum disease and tooth decay to keep your smile healthy for life. Many of you will have benefited from seeing a hygienist in the past, but for some of you this may be a new experience.
Hygienists are highly skilled clinicians & their role can be divided into three main areas:
1) Prevention and Advice
Along with the dentist, our hygienist will discuss prevention of tooth decay and gum disease including dietary advice, home mouth care and the use of fluoride and all the latest gadgets. Samples of recommended products are readily available.
2) Treatment of Gum Disease
The majority of people will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life and are frequently unaware of it. In some cases, it can be destructive and may lead to early tooth loss if it is left undiagnosed and untreated. We take this very seriously and our hygienists play a huge role in its detection, monitoring and treatment. Hygienists are specifically trained in maintaining and improving the health of your gums. Most people need to see the hygienist two or three times a year. This will ensure that the gums remain as healthy and strong as possible.
Sometimes, for more advance cases of gum disease, careful treatment planning is necessary, which may involve a course of several longer visits. At these visits, our hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean the diseased areas of the mouth that you cannot reach.
3) Polishing and Freshening of your Mouth
One of the most pleasant aspects of visiting our hygienist is receiving a clean and polish using the latest equipment and a very gentle technique. Your mouth will feel fresher and your teeth will look brighter. You can book in with the hygienist at any time; just speak with your dentist or ask at reception for further details. Treatment costs will be explained to you then.