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Dental Hygienists in Hertford

Dental Hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentist in giving care to patients.  They play and important role in dental health care and are mainly concerned with gum health, showing people correct home care and applying preventative materials to the teeth and gums

The Hygienist’s main role is to professionally clean the teeth for the patient.  This is usually called scaling and polishing.  However, perhaps their most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque.  The Hygienist will work with your dentist to provide care tailored to your needs.

Carefully removing the deposits that build up on the teeth (tartar) and teaching you how to prevent it reforming again, will go a long way to slowing the progress of gum disease.  By discussing your diet, and recommending other preventative measures, your tooth decay can also be slowed down.

Another very important part of the Hygienist’s work is giving regular instruction and advice on home care.  The hygienist may also suggest giving up smoking as this will reduce staining.

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