Why your dental hygienist is just as important as your dentist
The name of our practice is ‘Carisbrook Dental’. You’ll notice that it is not called ‘Carisbrook Dentist’ and that is for a very good reason. At Carisbrook we operate as a team. An exceptional, full-service dental team that involves everyone from our most experienced specialist dentists to our dedicated and irreplaceable reception and administration staff. Importantly it also includes our talented dental hygienist team – which is one of the key reasons why we are so widely recognised as the region’s leading dental practice.
You may think that a dental hygienist is someone who just cleans and polishes teeth. But you would be wrong, because a dental hygienist is a highly qualified, exceptionally skilled and crucial part of our dental team.
To become a dental hygienist you have to undergo an intensive three-year university course where you study so many different aspects of dental care. In addition to the vital hygiene duties that they undertake, a dental hygienist is fully qualified to keep an expert eye on the condition of your teeth and gums. They can pass on important advice to you about the correct dental hygiene care. They can spot and treat early signs of dental and other oral health problems – including gum disease and they are able to refer you to our dentists if they suspect that further dental treatments may be required.
At Carisbrook we always say that ‘maintenance is cheaper than treatment’. That is why our preventative dentistry treatment is so vital. And it is why our dental hygienist team is such a pivotal part of our service.
Yes, as part of your dental treatment your dental hygienist will carefully and expertly clean and polish your teeth to ensure that there is no build up of tartar and plaque that could trigger tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. More than that though, a dental hygienist will also help you by giving you professional cleaning advice, passing on vital tips on the best way to brush your teeth, how to floss correctly and how to ensure that your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible.
A good dental hygienist will help you to retain your lovely smile, you’ll have fresher breath and your teeth will actually feel so much cleaner and healthier.
So you see why we’re not ‘Carisbrook Dentist’, we’re ‘Carisbrook Dental’ and our dental hygienist team has one of the most important roles in ensuring that our preventative dentistry service helps make sure you continue to enjoy clean, healthy teeth and gums whilst at the same time it drastically reduces the need for further dental treatment.
If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our dental hygienist team then please contact us now. You can call us on 0161 951 7295 or alternatively you can contact us by using the online form on our Appointments page.