routine and deep cleanings, tooth whitening and dietary advice
Our highly qualified hygienists/therapists carry out thorough assessments of your teeth and gums and perform full mouth cleanings on every patient. They are trained to give individually tailored oral hygiene instructions and advise you on how to maintain your oral health at its best.
This involves using a variety of techniques to clean the plaque and tartar off your teeth. This stops inflammation and bleeding of the gums, and helps prevent gum disease. We advise that this is done every 3 months if you smoke. We believe it is particularly important to teach this from a young age, so our hygienists are excellent at showing your children what to do.
Our hygienists will clean the external tooth surface stains often caused by tobacco, tea, coffee and wine using our specialist EMS Airflow Prophylactic master with Guided Biofilm therapy. It is completely painless, highly effective, and the results are instantly visible. To learn more click here.
If you want your teeth even whiter discuss whitening treatments with one of our hygienists.
During your appointment our hygienists will:
• Check your gums for inflammation (gingivitis – bleeding gums)
• Check your plaque levels
• Clean off plaque and tartar, the latter of which cannot be removed with a toothbrush. Leaving this behind can cause gum disease and bone loss leading to tooth mobility and, ultimately, tooth loss
• offer Dietary advice to help prevent tooth decay and maintain healthy gums
• Screen for oral cancer, gum disease and bone loss
• Show you the skills, tools and techniques of effective plaque removal.
• Remove stains caused by coffee, tea, tobacco etc using the EMS Guided Biofilm machine
• Advise on causes and prevention of bad breath (halitosis)
• Advise and support on stopping smoking
Direct Access treatment
Dental hygienists are registered dental professionals who help patients maintain their oral health by preventing and treating periodontal disease and promoting good oral health practice. They carry out treatment direct to patients or under prescription from a dentist. You can access dental hygiene care without the need to visit a dentist first. This is called direct access treatment.
If you are visiting one of our dental hygienists for direct access treatment please can you download and sign the following consent form: