The Oral Hygienist will thoroughly clean all the surfaces of your teeth above and below (if necessary) your gums to remove all soft and hard deposits, which have built up. She will advise you on the most suitable method of brushing and cleaning between your teeth and the equipment you need to carry out adequate oral hygiene and in doing so restore your mouth to a healthy state.
She can give local anaesthetic and take and develop X-rays.
She may administer fluoride or other medicaments to protect your oral health. She can also cover deep fissures and do simple fillings to stop decay from spreading.
Oral Hygienists are qualified to offer Teeth Whitening and will remove stains from smoking, coffee or red wine staining.
She is vital in the management and treatment of Gum Disease (Periodontitis)