By adopting a preventive approach we are able to help our patients avoid problems arising with their teeth and gums. It also allows us to deal with any problems that do arise, early before they progress. Our patients benefit from having their own personalised preventative programme tailored to meet their individual needs.
Our preventive philosophy is based around our hygienist services. Our hygienists offer gentle, meticulous treatments that will give you healthy teeth and gums. They treat problems such as bleeding gums, bad breath, and staining of the teeth. By developing an oral health regime with you they will help you keep your teeth healthier and whiter for longer.
Our hygienists will advise you on the best and most effective oral hygiene practices to adopt at home; they will also demonstrate the use of the latest products, thus helping you keep your teeth for life, and make the most of your natural smile.
Hygienists are highly skilled clinicians and their role can be divided into three main areas:
Prevention and Advice
Along with the dentist, our hygienist will discuss prevention of tooth decay and gum disease including dietary advice, home mouth care and the use of fluoride and all the latest gadgets. Samples of recommended products are readily available.
Treatment of Gum Disease
The majority of people will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life and are frequently unaware of it. In some cases, it can be destructive and may lead to early tooth loss if it is left undiagnosed and untreated. We take this very seriously and our hygienists play a huge role in its detection, monitoring and treatment. Hygienists are specifically trained in maintaining and improving the health of your gums. Most people need to see the hygienist two or three times a year. This will ensure that the gums remain as healthy and strong as possible. Sometimes, for more advanced cases of gum disease, careful treatment planning is necessary, which may involve a course of several longer visits. At these visits, our hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean the diseased areas of the mouth that you cannot reach.
Polishing and Freshening of your Mouth
One of the most pleasant aspects of visiting our hygienist is receiving a clean and polish using the latest equipment and a very gentle technique. Your mouth will feel fresher and your teeth will look brighter. You can book in with the hygienist at any time; just speak with your dentist or ask at reception for further details. Treatment costs will be explained to you then.