The main role the hygienist plays is helping you maintain a healthy mouth, avoiding problems such as decay and gum disease (the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults).
Gum disease can often go unnoticed by sufferers because it is generally painless, but over time it can cause lasting damage which can eventually lead to tooth loss. It is caused by plaque, a thin, sticky layer of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth.
Our hygienist will give your teeth a professional clean, removing any plaque that has formed above and below the gumline. She will also polish them, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
The hygienist will also advise you on the best way to care for your teeth and gums at home, including an effective daily cleaning routine, using the right interdental products and following a healthy diet.
Please contact our Practice in Tregony on 01872 530243 for more information or book an appointment. We are within easy reach of Truro, Bodmin and St Austell.