The most obvious benefit of a visit to the hygienist is the fresh, clean feeling that follows but there are many other advantages.

You will be offered preventatve advice on both gum disease and dental decay. Prevention is always better than cure but this is more than usually important for dental disease because the damage caused by decay and gum problems are permanent and not fully repaired by the body.

In recent years it has also become apparent that good gum health has a positive benefit on general health in such areas as heart disease and pregnancy.