At Woodcote Dental Practice, we believe in prevention of all dental diseases and recommend routine visits with the dental hygienist. The hygienist is an important part of the dental team and is the expert in dental health. Advice and oral hygiene instruction is given on an individual basis and is dependent on diet and lifestyle. All dental diseases such as dental decay, gum disease, acid erosion, tooth wear, tooth grinding problems are monitored not only by the dentist but also by the hygienist. At your regular six monthly examinations, your dental health will be assessed by the dentist and discussed with you accordingly.