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Periodontal Treatment » Hygienist/Dental Therapist

  • A dental hygienist is a dental professional who is trained to scale and polish teeth as well as remove stains. They also can deep clean the teeth in those patients with gum disease. Perhaps their most important role of the dental hygienist is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque. They are experts in oral hygiene techniques and diet advice to reduce plaque and tooth decay and can identify areas where cleaning needs improvement. They can also apply desensitising agents to sensitive teeth and provide fluoride treatments.

    A dental therapist has the same role as the dental hygienist but in addition can do fillings and remove baby teeth in children and some fillings in adult teeth.

    Any treatment carried out by a hygienist or therapist has to be prescribed by a dentist. This means that the dentist will have diagnosed the dental/gum problem, identified the treatment required and instructed the hygienist or therapist of what is required. The dentist always maintains the lead role especially in treating gum disease.

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The Roberts - Harry Dental Clinic
East Parade  Harrogate
HG1 5LB

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01423 522555

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Dentists North Yorkshire - A dental hygienist is a dental professional who is trained to scale and polish teeth as well as remove stains.