Dental Hygiene at Cuffley Village Dental Practice

Visiting the hygienist regularly is important to help maintain good oral hygiene and anticipate problems which may arise. Our hygienist will professionally clean your teeth (scale and polish) and offer a programme of oral care which is appropriate to your needs and lifestyle.

How often Do I need to go to the oral hygienist? 

While dentists and specialists like endodontists and periodontists help to treat tooth and gum problems when they arise, dental hygienists help to prevent them from occurring in the first place. This is why regular visits to your local dental hygienist are essential. At Cuffley Village Dental we suggest our clients visit the dental hygienist at least once a year. 

What does a dental hygienist do exactly? 

A dental hygienist will professionally scale and clean your teeth. They will also give you advice on keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy. Your visit to the oral hygienist is a good a time to ask any questions you have about tooth and gum health. 

What do I do to prepare for a visit to the dental hygienist?

There are a few things you can do before you visit the oral hygienist, like ensuring your teeth are clean and you have flossed. But what's more important, as your local dental hygienist will tell you, is that you keep your teeth clean in between visits. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes every time. Floss regularly and avoid sugary foods.