What is a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team and play an important part in the prevention and treatment of gum disease and maintenance of healthy gums and teeth. At Harley house we are fortunate to have Jarmila who has been part of the team for over 10 years and offers a full range of dental hygiene treatment.
What can I do to help the hygienist?
The hygienist's main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar or calculus. Jarmila’s most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. She will also give you advice about improving your diet in ways to prevent tooth decay.
Jarmila offers the following:
- Full periodontal examination
- Oral hygiene advice and prevention advice
- Routine maintenance cleaning
- Periodontal cleaning (deep cleaning)
- Air polishing and stain removal
- Tooth whitening
- Fissure sealants
- White fillings
- Fluoride application
- Treatment of bad breath
Can a hygienist help prevent dental disease?
Absolutely and this is the primary reason we advise routine maintenance appointments so not only can gum disease be kept at bay but also the chances of having a filling is greatly reduced. By carefully removing the plaque and deposits of tartar that build up on the teeth the chances of dental disease is significantly reduced. Jarmilla will give you a tailored plan to teach you how to prevent dental disease.
By discussing your diet, and recommending other preventive measures, Jarmilla will help you keep to a routine that will slow down tooth decay. Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.