Do hygienist treatments hurt?
A scale and polish is usually pain free. However, if you experience any discomfort, the hygienist can use anaesthetic creams, or provide you with a local anaesthetic. It is important to let the hygienist know at the time so they can help ease your discomfort.
Can children visit the hygienist?
Yes. Children can benefit from having their teeth polished. The hygienist can also apply fluoride varnishes to help prevent decay.