What's a hygienist?: Jenni Seaney, Dental Hygienist
Ok, dental hygienists are a very important part of your care process, and what we do - we look at your mouth and just see how happy it is. Are your gums bleeding? Are there any cavities in your teeth? What the level of calculus is - calculus being the hard substances you cannot remove with a toothbrush - and how thick any deposits of plaque are.
And we use a variety of tools to aid us in that, and what we will do is help you keep your mouth clean, starting with removal of most of the deposits you could find on your teeth. And then showing you different things that you can use to keep your teeth clean at home. After all, you're the main carer of your teeth, you're looking after them every day and so we try and teach you.