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Merton Dental

Hygienist

Why you should see a hygienist?

90% of dental work is totally preventable if you see your hygienist on a regular basis.

Our hygienists play a key role in the care and treatment of your mouth, specialising in periodontal care. Gingivitis (gum inflammation) is very common and early symptoms may include bleeding, swollen, sore gums and bad breath. If left untreated it may progress to periodontitis that could result in eventual tooth loss.

During your hygiene appointment, plaque – a sticky layer of bacteria – and the calcified form calculus (tartar) will be removed; this will help prevent the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

During your hygienist visit we will advise you on a daily oral healthcare routine, on the best dental products to use and inform you if you require additional care to maintain your gums.

How our hygienist can help

Our hygienist will work with you on:

Skills

Tools

Techniques

These are to remove or control plaque from every surface of every tooth every day.