What are hygienist/preventative treatments?
At [email protected] we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, and to support you in maintaining your teeth we offer a range of services designed to keep your teeth clean, white and healthy.
Our experienced, highly-qualified hygienists provide thorough teeth-cleaning during annual or six-monthly appointments using the latest equipment and methods to maximise efficiency whilst keeping discomfort to a minimum. Your hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar and will also carefully examine your gums for any problems.
We take our duty to be observant for the early signs of oral cancer very seriously as without early detection, this type of cancer can become untreatable. Your dentist will also monitor for these signs during your normal check-ups, which are also vital for preventing tooth decay or gum disease.
How do preventative treatments work?
Your hygienist will meticulously carry out deep cleaning of your teeth, resolving any problems you may have (or may develop without care), including:
- Plaque/tartar build up (which lead to decay)
- Bleeding gums
- Stained teeth
- Bad breath
Your hygienist and your dentist will also give you advice on how best to keep your teeth clean and healthy at home on a daily basis.
Will preventative treatments work for me?
Even with thorough cleaning and regular check-ups and hygienist appointments, you can experience problems with your teeth and gums as a result of your lifestyle, illness or injury. We will always use the least-invasive, most conservative treatment options available whenever your teeth do require restoration. For most people, though, following our advice on diet and oral hygiene practices, plus regular visits to see our dentists and hygienists, will ensure that teeth and gums remain strong, white and healthy for life.
How long do preventative treatments work?
An annual or six-monthly check-up with your dentist will usually take no longer than 20 minutes. An appointment with your hygienist (which can be arranged to take place shortly before or after your check-up) will take around 30 minutes.
Daily brushing and flossing should take around 5 minutes, twice a day.
To arrange a check-up or appointment with our hygienists, please call us or use our contact form and we will arrange a time that suits you. If you are experiencing difficulties with your teeth that you think may require treatment, please discuss these or mention them on your form so that an appropriate appointment may be made – we offer free initial consultations for new patients seeking treatment.