What is a Hygiene Therapist & What Do They Do?

Hygiene Therapy is a positive, forward thinking and revolutionary way of offering restorative Dentistry to our valued patients and we are very lucky to have one in the form of Dean Hunt, who most of you will already know! Dean has recently completed a 3 year Hygiene Therapy Degree Course at the University of Bristol, which enables him to complete …

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How we made a trip to the dentist something to look forward to

You all know the feeling. The sense of dread in the pit of your stomach, hands wringing with nervous tension, a bead of sweat on your brow…this is how many people the world over feel before a trip to the dentist. It’s not great is it? That’s why we’ve set about trying to change it, turn it on its head …

What is a ‘Dental Consultation?’

We often hear Dentist’s tell us that we need a ‘Dental Health Consultation’ and how important this process is for THEM – but often, we don’t know exactly what this means or what the ‘consultation’ entails, which can add an unnecessary level of stress and anxiety before you even get the to the Practice! So how does Hartley Dental buck …

New studies strengthen case between oral health and general health

New research is strengthening the argument between the relationship of oral health and general health, stating the better your oral health is the healthier you will be. Bad oral health means tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath to name a but a few consequences. However, it can also mean a higher risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The …