Health & Hygiene
Keeping your gums in the pink
It is vital to your oral health that you visit the dentist and hygienist regularly and our tried and tested approach will help manage gum disease, keep your teeth healthy and leave you with a smile of which you can be proud.
Our hygienists are specially trained to look after the health of your teeth and gums. Hygienists are educated alongside dentists for most of their training and are best placed to provide deep and thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums to prevent gum disease and decay.
Hygiene therapy may also reduce the risk of developing serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, premature births and low birth-weight babies. Around half of teenagers and a staggering 90% of adults suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.
As well as a thorough examination, your regular dental and hygiene appointments also include a screening for mouth cancer for added peace of mind.
- Enjoy fresher breath and keep gums in the pink
- Complete your look with spotlessly clean teeth by visiting our hygienists
- Reduce the risk and severity of serious medical conditions
- Prevent gum recession, loose or drifting teeth
- Reduce tooth sensitivity
Healthy mouths are great. Not only do patients with strong, healthy teeth and gums experience fewer problems but they will have less chance of pain in the future.
What kind of training do hygienists have?
Much of a dental hygienist’s and hygiene therapist’s training is alongside and to the same standard as a dentist. Like dentists, dental therapists strictly adhere to the GDC’s standards of dental care.
Does hygiene therapy hurt?
Our hygienists are incredibly gentle and will do their utmost to ensure that your treatment doesn’t hurt. If necessary they can apply topical anaesthetic to help numb sensitive areas. If your teeth have not been thoroughly cleaned before, there may be some discomfort but regular visits with us means your hygiene experience will become more positive.
Can I see a hygienist without seeing a dentist first?
Yes. In 2013 the General Dental Council decided that patients could have direct access to hygiene therapy as frequently as they wanted.
|Hygiene Therapy||from £43|