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Hygiene

Hygiene

As well as regularly visiting your dentist, hygiene appointments can also be an essential part of your dental care. Hygienists are qualified members of the dental team who focus on preventing and treating gum disease by facilitating good oral hygiene.

Regularly visiting a hygienist will not only help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, but also protect your overall well-being because poor gum health has been linked to more serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory infections, diabetes and dementia.

What happens during a hygiene appointment?

A key part of a hygienist’s role is to carry out a ‘scale and polish’ to remove any build-up of soft deposits and hard deposits. During a ‘scale and polish’, the hygienist uses specially designed instruments to remove tartar from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. When all the surfaces are clean, they polish teeth with a gritty paste, leaving them feeling smooth.

During an appointment, the hygienist will assess the health of your gums and teeth and look for any signs of swelling, inflammation or bleeding. The hygienist may also take measurements where the gum attaches to the tooth and check for signs of oral cancer.

Patient Testimonials

From the moment you step in the door you are welcomed by warm and friendly staff. The practice feels really modern and clean. The dental care I received was first class and I was delighted with the superb service!