Dental Hygienist

In many cases, your Colney Hatch dental hygienist will be the most familiar face for you at our practice. Maintaining good dental hygiene, including regular visits to your dental hygienist, is vital to your good dental health.

Your dental hygienist is your partner in learning good oral hygiene habits. Through instruction and education, you and your family can learn the best way to brush and floss, as well as other preventative dentistry actions that will help you protect your teeth, gums, and tongue.

Keeping your regularly scheduled dental hygienist appointments should be a high priority for you and your family, as this is the first line of defence against tooth decay and disease. Your dental hygienist not only cleans your teeth, but also notes any dental health issues, referring you to your dentist if warranted.

At Colney Hatch Dental, preventive dental care is integral to our total care view, and our dental hygienists are our 'first responders' in our pursuit of comprehensive preventative dental care. Our care team wants you to enjoy the best dental health possible and are available to answer your questions or address your concerns.

When you visit your dental hygienist, you can expect some or all of the following, depending on your dental care circumstances:

  • Your teeth and gums will be checked to ensure there are no obvious signs of decay or disease. Your hygienist may ask if you've experienced any pain, discomfort, or bleeding when brushing.
  • Plaque and any built-up tartar, which is accumulated plaque that has hardened, will be carefully and skilfully scraped from your teeth.
  • Cleaning and polishing substances will be applied to your teeth to thoroughly clean and polish the tooth enamel for a sparkling smile.
  • Your dental hygienist may discuss diet and proper oral care, as well as special brushes, flosses, and oral care products that can support your home dental health care routine at home.

Visiting your dental hygienist regularly helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, which, if left alone, can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.