Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team to give the best care to patients.
They play an important role in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventative dental health and treating gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth, to remove plaque, tartar and stain but more importantly showing you how to care for your teeth and gums at home.
You can now book an appointment to see one of our Dental Hygienists without having to see a dentist first. This is great news for people who are ‘dental phobics’.
Care for Dental Phobics Bridge Dental Smiles is leading the way for ‘dental phobics’ to access oral hygiene care, following a ruling by the General Dental Council that came into effect from 1 May 2013. With the General Dental Council’s removal of its barrier to direct access to certain dental care professionals, Bridge Dental Smiles encourages patients who are afraid of seeing a dentist to see a dental hygienist instead. The GDC ruling means patients will be able to request an appointment with a dental hygienist or dental therapist at Bridge Dental Smiles without having to see a dentist first.
“For someone who has bad childhood memories of seeing a dentist, the thought of going through the experience again can be traumatic. They may only need the assistance of a dental hygienist; however, previously to see a hygienist they would first have to see a dentist. Fortunately this has now changed.”
“This is really good news for patients who may not have seen a dentist for years but know that brushing and flossing is not enough on its own to keep teeth and gums healthy. Prevention is so much better than cure and a regular visit to a dental hygienist can really help to keep your teeth healthy.”
You can book an appointment now
You can book an appointment now to see one of our dental hygienists, Sarah Russell or Carol Butler. They can be contacted on 01952 613311.