The Dental Hygienist will:
- Check the patient’s medical history and ask the patient if they have any dental problems.
- Discuss oral health, for example the treatment and prevention of gum (periodontal) disease, receding gums, tooth wear.
- Give oral hygiene advice, for example tooth brushing technique.
- Check the appearance of the gums, see if there is any plaque or bleeding.
- Remove any hard deposits (calculus) and stain by scaling the teeth.
- Polish the teeth.