Hygienist Services

Lucy Thompson is our full time hygienist and has been with us since the year 2000.

We recommend that all of our patients have regular appointments with Lucy to help prevent the onset of gum disease or to slow down existing gum disease.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a major cause of tooth loss in adults today. If plaque is left to build up it causes the gums to become swollen and bleed (gingivitis). If left untreated this can cause bad breath, loose teeth and gaps to open up between teeth, resulting eventually in the teeth getting painful and falling out.

Lucy will advise you on the most effective and up to date methods of home cleaning and will thoroughly remove any plaque and debris from around your teeth during your visit.

Patients who smoke are more at risk of gum disease and Lucy is now a trained smoking cessation counselor to help those who want to give up.