- Our dental hygienist works in close collaboration with your dentist to improve and maintain a satisfactory oral hygiene level to prevent and treat plaque-related oral conditions such as gingivitis, acute or chronic marginal periodontitis (“gum disease”)
- In addition, they also instruct you and provide you with a “home-care-plan” to ensure that the best possible result and outcome can be achieved along-side your routine hygienist and dental treatments
- Smoking cessation information and advice, caries prevention advice and soft tissue checking for soft tissue abnormalities are amongst other services that the dental hygienist offers
- During your 30 or 60 minute appointment with the dental hygienist (treatment time required is assessed and determined between the patient, the hygienist and the dentist) you will have any plaque and calculus (the substances that cause gum disease) removed from your teeth, also removing staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Your hygienist can also give you advice on diet and nutrition, check your brushing technique, and help to keep your teeth and smile fresh and healthy for life.
Did you know? You can see the hygienist without seeing the dentist first – just call or message us to book an appointment.
Visiting the hygienist regularly can make your teeth feel really fresh, cleaning more deeply than normal brushing, and can be tailored to tackle any areas you’re having problems reaching in your every day routine. Regular hygiene appointments can also help to prevent oral health problems before they begin, potentially saving you from large dental bills in the future.
We offer the Denplan Hygiene Plan which is a convenient way to spread the cost of your routine hygiene visits, paying a monthly fee to allow two visits per year (£8.75 per month), or four visits (£17.50 per month). You pay for your dental examinations as usual. The joining process takes less than five minutes.
Please be aware that for patients who are not registered under Denplan, a £20 deposit may be required when booking to see the hygienist.
A minimum of 24 hours’ notice should be given to cancel/amend routine private appointments including the hygienist. Failure to do so may incur a charge, or loss of the deposit.