Teeth Cleaning – Dentist or Hygienist?

A few years ago a dental patient would attend for a check-up and the dentist might do a bit of a scrape and sometimes polish the teeth. The whole thing took about 5 minutes and was cheap. Now you have your check-up and the dentist says: “you have gingivitis and you should see my hygienist”. What’s changed? Well, for a start, 10-20 years ago people didn’t expect their teeth to last forever, [Continue Reading…]