Dental hygienists and dental therapists provide clinical and educational care to help you look after your oral health.
Qualified to help with the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, they focus on preventing gum disease by scaling and polishing teeth. These team members can also develop plans for you to use at home to maintain your oral health in between dental appointments.
Hygienists and dental therapists can help to identify those areas where you have difficulty in removing plaque, and work with you to alter your brushing technique to make sure you clean these effectively.
Dental therapists can also undertake simple restorations, such as fillings, and extract some teeth under local anaesthetic.