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What is a hygienist?

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work alongside our dentists to coordinate patient care plans. Reducing waiting times and offering a personalised service to each patient at a time that's convenient for you. 

Our hygienist appointments are focused on preventative dental care and treating gum disease. They will show you how to look after your teeth and gums and keep them healthy. An appointment will include a professional clean removing plaque and tartar (referred to as a scale and polish). They will also give advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. 

Direct Access

Our patients can ow see a hygienist without having to attend a dental check-up first. Perfect for a stain-lifting deep clean in-between check-ups, or for a special event. Also available if you have noticed sore gums or bleeding.


Benefits of visiting a hygienist

  • Slow the progress of gum disease.

  • Help you keep to a routine that will slow down tooth decay.

  • Build confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.

  • Hidden and difficult-to-reach plaque and tartar can be removed.

  • Maintain brighter, whiter teeth.

  • Advice on diet leading to better mouth health.

  • Reduce bad breath.

  • Improve your confidence.

  • Reduced waiting times.

See the amazing results of an airflow polish above, completed by our hygienist.

Meet our hygienist

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Rhiarna Henry

GDC Number: 283732

University of Plymouth Bsc

Rhiarna is a kind and caring hygienist who is passionate about improving her patients oral health. She enjoys guiding patients in improving their at home oral care and has a special interest in stain removal.


Book in for an Airflow consultation for our dental professionals to determine if Airflow is an appropriate treatment for you. 

Airflow polishing is a new hygiene cleaning method which combines three elements: air, jet water and sodium bicarbonate. Airflow cleaning is a highly effective method of improving the appearance of discoloured teeth, and reversing the effects of gum disease. 

Why to book Airflow Polishing

•Heavy stain removal

•Suitable for sensitive teeth

•Removing hardened plaque from the teeth

•Improving the discolouration of teeth

•Reduces inflammation of the gums

•Fast Cleaning

•Prevents gum disease

•Can be used on crowns, veneers, bridges, and implants

What stains can be removed?




•Red Wine

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