Dental Hygiene in Hobart


A dental hygienist is a registered dental practitioner who works with your dentist to provide you with preventative dental care. A dental hygienist is highly trained to detect, prevent and treat dental disease. A hygienist teaches people of all ages to clean hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, and to understand the importance of cleaning and looking after our mouths.

What does a dental hygienist do?

  • Provides education and services to you and the whole family to maintain a clean and healthy mouth. These techniques can prevent future problems arising and, helps your teeth to ideally last a lifetime
  • Evaluates, assesses and provides treatment to improve gum health through gently cleaning and polishing off plaque, tartar and stains
  • Treats teeth with decay-prevention solutions such as remineralising agents that help increase the strength of the tooth surface and reduce bacteria
  • Takes impressions for sports mouthguards
  • Teeth whitening
  • Applies preventative sealants (fissure seals) which, by stopping food from trapping in tooth grooves, helps reduce your risk of decay

Salamanca Dental recommends routine hygiene visits every 6 months with the dentist or hygienist, along with your check-up. We can combine the two services over one appointment to make it easier to attend.

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We also welcome all major health funds including BUPA, St Lukes and Medibank.