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Regular visits to a dental hygienist are vital to maintaining good oral health. A hygienist is a key member of the dental team who will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing the most stubborn plaque and tartar. They will also provide you with home-care advice to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.
That's why we are pleased to offer on-demand hygiene appointments with our hygienists both to patients who are registered with the practice, in addition to their prescribed hygiene appointments, and to non-registered patients who may want an extra clean for a special occasion.
Your hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth in a procedure known as a scale and polish. This involves using special equipment and pastes to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up. Even patients with the most stringent home-care routines may have areas of their mouth they find hard to reach or clean properly when brushing.
A scale and polish can also remove many of the everyday stains that build up on the teeth. Drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine are prime culprits for causing staining, as is smoking cigarettes or cigars. In many cases, an on-demand hygiene appointment can remove these stubborn stains – perfect preparation for a special occasion such as a wedding, first date, business presentation or job interview.
Your hygienist can also help to spot the early signs of problems such as gum disease, and can provide you with advice on what to do next. She will also give you tips on the best products and techniques to use at home to ensure your teeth stay fresh and healthy, as well as dietary advice so that you are more aware of how different types of food and drink can affect your teeth and gums.Back to Treatments Book your Appointment