Hygiene / Therapist

Your dentist may recommend that you see one of our Dental Therapists. They are specialists in their own fields, with an important role in promoting dental health.

Our therapists are fully qualified in all aspects of dental care relating to:

  • Routine fillings
  • Treatments of gum disease
  • Scaling and polishing your teeth
  • Advice on oral hygiene and prevention
  • Fissue sealing of teeth
  • Dental radiographs
  • Impression taking
  • Extracting deciduous teeth

We also sell a range of dental products to support you at home in maintaining your oral health.

You can book an appointment with a hygiene/therapist by calling us on 01924 465880. If you wish, we can arrange this appointment to coincide with your regular dental check up.

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Generally, most people can benefit from seeing a dental hygienist. Dental hygienists provide preventive dental care, such as teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, and oral health education. Whether you can have a hygienist service depends on your oral health needs and any specific recommendations from your dentist.

The procedure during a dental hygiene appointment typically includes:

  • Dental assessment: The dental hygienist will review your dental and medical history and perform an oral examination to assess the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Scaling and polishing: The hygienist will use special instruments to remove plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), and stains from your teeth. They will then polish your teeth to remove surface stains and create a smooth surface.
  • Gum disease treatment: If you have signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums or gum recession, the hygienist may perform additional treatments like deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) to remove bacteria and prevent further damage.
  • Oral hygiene education: The hygienist will provide personalized advice on oral hygiene practices, including brushing techniques, flossing, and the use of dental products like toothpaste and mouthwash.
The duration of the effects of a dental hygiene appointment depends on factors such as your oral hygiene habits, diet, lifestyle choices (such as smoking), and the presence of underlying dental conditions. Regular dental hygiene appointments, typically recommended every 6-12 months, help maintain oral health and prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

To maintain the benefits of a dental hygiene appointment, it’s essential to follow good oral hygiene practices at home, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and using dental products recommended by your hygienist. Additionally, schedule regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments as advised by your dentist.