Lorraine qualified as a dental hygienist from Queens University Belfast in 2004. She also completed her certificate in Oral Health in 2003 and Tooth Whitening in 2009. Lorraine joined Elite Dental Team in 2006 and will be providing a Hygiene Service within Elite @ Arches on the Newtownards Road. Her main aim is to maintain a high level of oral health for every patient. Emphasis on oral health has never been more important due to the direct links to general health e.g increase risk of Stroke/Heart Disease. There are a number of important factors in achieving good oral health Informing patients of up to date preventative advice Build up trust and good relationship with patient What to expect from the hygiene service? Assessment of gum health Tailored oral health programmes Smoking cessation advice Prevention of halitosis Dietary advice Removal of staining Treatment of gum disease e.g bleeding gums.