Dental Hygienist vs Dentist, What’s the difference?

Do you ever wonder why your Dentist refers you to a Dental Hygienist? Well here are the differences to what your Dentist and Hygienist do, and their importance to your Dental Health.   Dental Check-Up; The Dentist checks more than you may think, and you might not even notice! What the dentist checks on the…

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The Effects Of Poor Dental Hygiene On Your Body

  Poor dental health has more of an effect on your general health than you may think! Oral Health is Overall Health Periodontal Disease¬† Bone deterioration around the teeth lead to loosening and eventual tooth loss. In the UK 1 in 17 of all adults have lost all of their teeth. Atherosclerosis¬† High levels of…

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Direct Access to a Hygienist

Do you want your teeth cleaned without seeing the dentist? Since 2013 the General Dental Council has permitted patients to access the services of dental hygienists. Previously, a dentist had to see a patient prior to prescribing hygiene treatment. This is no longer the case, meaning that if you want a “scale and polish” with…

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