Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team to give care to patients. Hygienist appointments are important for patients of all ages. They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventative dental health and treating gum disease showing you correct home care and keeping your teeth and gums healthy and to eliminate unpleasant conditions such as bad breath.
The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (soft and hard plaque), particularly from important areas that are difficult to reach by brushing alone.
However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you the care that is tailored to your needs.