Dental hygienists are specially trained to clean patients’ teeth professionally by removing plaque and tartar, which is usually referred to as scaling and polishing. The hygienist plays a vital role in the dental team, being mainly concerned with ‘preventative’ dental health and gum disease. As well as teeth cleaning, one of their most important tasks is showing patients the best way to keep their teeth free of plaque. They also give advice on diet and preventing dental decay.
It’s a fact – 19 out of 20 people suffer from gum disease at some point in their life, making it the most common, non-infectious disease in the world (National Smile Month). Gum disease is the main cause for loss of adult teeth.
Regular appointments with the hygienist will keep your mouth clean and healthy, preventing gum disease, tooth decay, helping you to keep your teeth, improving your appearance and giving you fresh breath.
Ruth, our dental hygienist here at W1 Dental, trained at the Eastman Dental Hospital obtaining her Diplomas in both Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene and has 11 years of experience. You will find Ruth's cheerful and gentle manner will go a long way to make your appointment comfortable and relaxing.
Ruth can provide the following services to patients:
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Stain removal with AIR-FLOW professional cleaning system – e.g. removal of tea, coffee or red wine stains
- Preventive advice – day-to-day care of your gums and teeth
- Advice on giving up smoking
- Hygienist services for children
- Dental care and tooth brushing sessions for your children
- Administration of fluoride
Teeth cleaning is usually pain free, however, if you do feel any discomfort the hygienist can use anaesthetic creams or local anaesthetic.
W1 Dental offers a range of dental care products that can help to prevent dental and oral problems, from toothbrushes to mouth wash and dental floss. We are able to advise you on the most suitable products for you and your family.
‘Kamran is the best dentist I have ever had and the hygienist Ruth is top class too.’ – Olly and Maryam S.
‘I've always had excellent care from both Dr Yazdi and Ruth, the hygienist.’ – Helena W.