Dental Hygienist in Daresbury

At The Dental Academy our experienced hygienists can provide you with a professional clean and they can offer you so much more. They will focus on prevention, offering up-to-date advice on caring for and cleaning your teeth and gums, along with the crucial diet and lifestyle advice that can make or break a beautiful smile.

We will be happy to discuss your needs in our comfortable, well-equipped clinic. 

Oral Surgery
What Does A Hygienist Do Lincoln

What is a Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienists are dental care professionals and work as part of the dental team. While dentists concentrate on treating tooth and gum conditions, the dental hygienist has a vital role in helping to prevent problems from arising.

What does a Dental Hygienist do?

Dental hygienists predominantly work to treat gum problems and maintain oral health. This is essential to the long term stability of teeth and prevention of dental diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis (a more advanced gum disease) and caries (tooth decay).

They have both clinical and health promotional responsibilities. Clinically they help to treat and prevent dental disease by scaling and polishing teeth, applying prophylactic and antimicrobial materials. They can also take dental radiographs and undertake monitoring and screening procedures.

Dental hygienists are also permitted to use local anaesthetics to make treatment more comfortable, apply topical fluorides and fissure sealants in order to reduce dental caries (tooth decay).

Their health promotional role includes motivating and encouraging adults and children with oral hygiene and dietary advice. They also provide advice on stopping smoking which greatly improves dental and general health. oral hygiene and dietary advice.

    Why is maintaining good dental hygiene so important?

    Good dental hygiene is important not only for your mouth and smile but for your overall health. Poor dental hygiene is linked to an increased risk of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

    Women who are pregnant and don’t maintain proper oral hygiene are also at a higher risk for giving birth prematurely or having their babies born underweight.

      What can I do to support good dental hygiene at home?

      While regular visits to your dental hygienist are important, good dental hygiene begins at home.

      Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is a great start, but you may need additional steps depending on your age and health history. We can help you find the best oral hygiene routine for your health and your smile.

        Our Treatments

        View our dental care treatments and learn more about our practice in Daresbury.

          Ready to speak to one of our dentists in Daresbury?

          If you'd like to learn more about our treatments or begin your dental journey, please get in touch.

            Portman Dental Care Awards

            Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
            Award Logo 2018
            Fmc 2019 Award Logo
            Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care
            Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care