If you’ve been worried about tooth staining, inflamed gums, or bad breath, why not a book a hygienist appointment? Our hygienist will assess the situation and either help resolve any problems you have, or advise you of a treatment plan that will restore your teeth and gums to health.
When you attend a hygiene visit, our professional hygienist will perform an examination of your mouth to ensure you don’t have any dental issues that need to be resolved urgently. Then they’ll remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. They will instruct you on oral hygiene techniques to aid your tooth-cleaning.
Essentially, the role of the hygienist is to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. The preventative measures used by hygienist mean you’re more likely to avoid serious dental issues later on. Regular hygiene appointments may help prevent future cavities, or gum issues.
A huge percentage of the British public will experience tooth decay or gum disease at some point. Both of these conditions may have serious consequences for your general health if left untreated. Your hygienist will search for signs of oral irritation and tooth decay. This is because it’s important to resolve serious dental problems before they reach an advanced stage, if at all possible.
Hygienist appointment times may vary according to the work that needs to be done.
Your patient journey
At the beginning of your hygienist appointment, you’ll have a brief consultation about what’s going to happen. This is your chance to ask any questions, as well as signal any existing dental issues or symptoms you may have. They will also go through your oral hygiene regime to ensure you are effectively cleaning your teeth.
As long as no serious dental issues are detected, the treatment will consist of a scale and polish procedure. Afterwards your teeth should look and feel cleaner, and brighter.
Following treatment you’ll be given advice on how to maintain healthy teeth, as well as when to book your next hygiene appointment. These types of routine checkups are crucial in helping to prolong the life of your natural teeth, and keep you free from serious dental problems.