Dental Hygienist

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Dental Hygienist

Here at the forum we provide therapy for your teeth, giving your mouth a clean bill of health.

What are dental Hygienists/Therapists?

Dental Hygienists are registered dental professionals who carry out a range of dental treatments and procedures within a dental practice. Although dental therapists do not carry out a patient’s initial diagnosis or take overall responsibility for planning a patient’s treatment, they play an important part in the patient’s dental health.

What can a dental Hygienist do for me?

A sparkling smile is on many people’s wish list, but to achieve that the health of the teeth’s supporting gums is of paramount importance. A Hygienist is typically concerned with a patients periodontal health, which is the helth of their gums and mouth.

A visit to the therapist / hygienist addresses directly a number of day to day dental care issues – let’s look at some of the ways a dental therapist works:

  • Provide dental hygiene care to a wide range of patients
  • Plan the delivery of care for patients to improve and maintain their periodontal (gum and mouth) health
  • Obtain a detailed dental history from patients and evaluate their medical history
  • Complete periodontal examination, screen for and monitor periodontal disease
  • Provide preventive oral care to patients and liaise with dentists over the treatment of caries, periodontal disease and tooth wear
  • Thoroughly scale and polish the teeth using manual and powered instruments
  • Give patients advice on how to stop smoking
  • Place temporary dressings and recement crowns with temporary cement
  • Take impressions

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