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What does a hygienist do?

A hygienist in Richmond can offer a much deeper clean than you’d get with a regular check-up. They’ll spend 30-45 minutes focusing on removing build-up of plaque and tartar around your teeth and sometimes just below the gumline.

The hygienist does this using special instruments and ultrasonic tools for harder-to-reach areas. This type of cleaning can help to prevent long-term problems, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. When it comes to these issues, regular hygiene cleans may be needed as part of your routine appointments to manage the problem.

What we offer

Our hygienist in Richmond is trained to provide a thorough clean around and in-between your teeth. This is done using a method called scaling and polishing. After making an assessment, they’ll let you know about any problem areas and give you the chance to ask any questions you have. Our hygienist can then speak with you about the cleaning procedure and what’s involved. We understand that some patients have sensitive teeth and may feel apprehensive about the cleaning process. That’s why it’s important that we check in with you to ensure you’re comfortable at every stage.

How do I know if I need a hygienist?

Your dentist will be able to tell if you need a deep clean from a check-up and looking at images of the inside of your mouth. They will work closely with our hygienist in Richmond to let them know what you need and you can book an appointment from there. You may only need one appointment, or you may need a series of appointments if your teeth have a lot of tartar on them.

Will a hygienist cost more?

Some people avoid making an appointment with our hygienist in Richmond because it is another cost on top of a check-up. We understand that it can be difficult to prepare for these costs. As many of our patients often need a course of treatment, we can offer flexibility and a few ways of spreading out these costs with a payment plan.

Booking an appointment

Appointments can be booked online or by calling us. If you’d like to visit first that’s fine, too. We welcome any queries or questions you have.


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