Dental Hygienist in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Your Guide to Visiting our Dental Hygienist to Improve your Dental Hygiene

We believe in a gentle and empathetic approach to our patients. Our hygienists are here to build your confidence and to promote the habits required for a healthy smile to last a lifetime.

What is a Hygienist and why is it important to see an Oral Hygienist?

The dental hygienist is an integral member of our team who is specifically trained to focus on the periodontal health of our patients. Periodontal disease (or gum disease) can result in losing some, or all, of your teeth. Poor oral hygiene and dental disease can also contribute to other health related issues like diabetes and heart disease.

Our dental hygienist focuses on educating patients on how best to look after their teeth and gums. She will begin by discussing your oral hygiene routine with you and will demonstrate how to minimise receding gums, avoid bleeding gums and how to optimise the overall health of your teeth and mouth through an improved oral hygiene regime.

The hygienist will gently remove the hard deposits of tartar that build up on your teeth and she will teach you how to prevent further deposits, which will slow the development of gum disease.

Regular professional cleaning (known as a scale and polish) coupled with the tools required to effectively care for your teeth and gums at home will help to avoid tooth decay, maintain a healthy mouth, improve the appearance of your smile and promote fresher breath.

Can the Dental Hygienist help to prevent dental disease?

Yes. You will be shown how to brush and floss your teeth effectively in order to remove as much dental plaque as possible. Your dental hygienist will give you important dietary advice, ensuring that you are aware of the dangers to your oral health of certain foods and drinks. She will encourage a diet and beneficial habits that will promote a healthy mouth.

Sometimes the hygienist may recommend a course of laser treatment with our dentist, Dr Karen Andrews, as certain periodontal problems are greatly improved with the use of the Waterlaser.

Do I have to see your Dentist?

Although we advise that you see a dentist for your regular dental health examination and oral cancer screening, we do offer direct access to our hygienist, should you wish to only see her.

How often should I visit the Dental Hygienist?

During your initial visit, the hygienist will discuss your oral health with you and once she has had the opportunity to determine your needs, together we will formulate a treatment plan that you are happy with.

Regular visits to the hygienist are a great way to develop positive oral hygiene habits and will help you to develop a routine that is best suited for you. We all have different needs and therefore some patients will require more regular treatment sessions than others.

How much does it cost to see your Hygienist?

Our current fee is £60 for a weekday appointment and £70 for a Saturday appointment. However, ask our team about the benefits of our membership plans or view our membership scheme page for information. Our membership plans can save you money across the year and help spread your payments.

Reviews about our Hygienist

Please read some of our patients' reviews from our Working Feedback review system about our hygienists:

  • “Excellent hygienist, she gave me great advice and very friendly and helpful.”
  • “Great to have a hygienist who takes the trouble to explain what they are doing, and why, and who is so effective and efficient. This is exactly what I would expect of this amazing dental practice.”
  • “I came here on recommendation and joined about nine months ago to have a course of work done. Everything from fillings, hygienist visits, a crown and an implant have all been carried out painlessly and professionally. Highly recommended and friendly staff throughout.”
  • “Quick professional service. Delighted with my shiny clean teeth. Thanks to Diane and the team.”
  • “I doubt if you will find anywhere that can offer more informed, expert and effective dental hygiene care than Distinctly Dental. Coupled with a friendly and efficient approach, this is outstanding.”

When can I see the hygienist?

Our Wednesday hygienist (Diane Bailey) is available on a Wednesday from 08h00-14h00.

Our Saturday hygienist (Sobia Nawaz) is available on a Saturday from 09h00 –15h00.

Simply call 01707 263 404 or book your hygienist appointment online and we will schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Distinctly Dental Practice is rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 ratings with Google.

For more information on Gum Disease or to book an appointment call us today on 01707 263 404 or make an enquiry.
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