Dental Hygiene Therapist

Treatments that keep your smile healthy

Dental hygiene therapists are specially trained to work as an integral part of the dental team. Our dental hygiene therapists are able to carry out examinations, treatment plan and directly treat patients including under prescription from our dentist. They also play an important part in wider dental health care including preventive dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dental hygiene therapists can help prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’). However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth.

Dental hygiene therapists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. They can work directly with you or alongside your dentist to give you care that is tailored to your needs.

Direct access appointments are available – you can see our dental hygiene therapists without being referred by your dentist or being registered with our practice.

Dental hygiene therapists services are covered under our ‘Patient Plans’ to help you spread the cost of your regular check-ups, dental hygiene therapist appointments or more complex dental work.

Above all, as a social enterprise all our profits are reinvested back into the Cornish communities in which we serve, so our dentistry provision is ‘good for you and good for your community’.