You can book an appointment with our hygienist regardless of whether you are seeing our dentist. Contact us today.
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Visiting Our Hygienist
Make visiting one of our hygienists part of your dental health maintenance.
You will be amazed at how clean your teeth will feel after your visit. Since new legislation in May 2013, hygienists are now permitted to treat patients without a referral from a dentist. This means that you can book an appointment with our hygienist regardless of whether you are seeing our dentist (The hygienist's main focus is on preventative treatments - and generally works in tandem with the dentist. Visit the dentist for comprehensive dental treatment including diagnosis, corrective and cosmetic treatments).
Your hygienist will give your teeth a professional clean (a 'scale and polish') - clearing away every trace of plaque. (Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth). Carefully removing the hard deposits of tartar (or 'calculus') that build up on the teeth and teaching you how to prevent them coming back, will go a long way towards slowing the progress of gum disease which can be a serious issue. Gum disease has been linked with an increased risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
The good news is that regular professional cleaning, combined with looking after your teeth and gums well at home, will help prevent and treat gum disease. A clean and healthy mouth will also improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.
Our two qualified and highly experienced hygienists undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is overseen by the General Dental Council. This includes attendance at courses, lectures and staff training, plus reading journals and private study.
Never Brush Straight After A Meal!
You may know that you should brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning before breakfast and last thing at night before you go to bed. But did you know that you should never brush your teeth straight after a meal as it can damage your teeth, especially if you've had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid. This is because tooth enamel is softened by the acid in food and can be worn away by brushing. Instead, wait an hour after a meal before brushing your teeth to give your saliva chance to neutralise the acid.
There is not enough room on this site to give you all these kinds of tips but our hygienists will. Our hygienists are experts at teaching you how to look after your teeth and gums. By talking to you about your diet, and recommending other preventive measures, the hygienist can help you keep to a routine that will slow down the rate at which your teeth decay. Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.