Dental Hygiene


Lucy and Shahdad, our hygienists at LATCHFORD AND LATCHFORD are here to help you achieve a healthy mouth and advice to maintain this health for the rest of your life.

The General Dental Council now permit Dental Hygienists to work without referral from a Dentist.  Patients who are maintained at other practices can book hygiene appointments without seeing one of our dentists.  Dental Hygienists are able to carry out mouth care advice and scaling.  They are not qualified in clinical examination that leads to a dental treatment plan.  It is essential that a qualified Dentist regularly examines all patients to exclude dental disease such as caries, endodontic and periodontal disease.

A programme of care will be agreed which may involve a number of appointments.  Your teeth will be thoroughly scaled and polished to remove hard deposits and stain.  Techniques for effective maintenance are discussed and demonstrated.

Both our hygienists are qualified Dental Therapists and can provide prevention advice and treatment for children to include toothbrush instruction, diet advice and provision of fluoride and simple fillings and extractions as advised by the dentist.