Teeth are vitally important. They help us eat, chew and digest our food; they enable us to talk and pronounce our words; they help to give our face its shape and of course, healthy teeth look attractive when we smile. There are lots of reasons to look after our teeth and visiting the dental hygienist is one strategy for helping us to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. All new patients can initially expect a longer session with the hygienist. Your first appointment, especially patients that haven’t seen a hygienist before (or haven’t visited one for a while) can take longer or even need to be spread out over a few separate appointments depending on the state of your gum health.
How do we keep our teeth and gums healthy?
The main enemy is plaque and the efficient and regular removal of plaque is the most important factor in keeping our mouths healthy. Your hygienist is specially trained to help you achieve a healthy mouth by efficient cleaning, excellent home care regimes and promoting a healthy diet.
Regular visits are vital
Our standard hygiene sessions are 20 minutes in length. During your appointment our hygienists will thorough remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your enamel and polish your teeth to improve their lustre.
Visiting the hygienist should be an important part of your overall health routine, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, lung disease, stillbirths and premature and low birth-weight babies.
Membership that maintains health
Hygiene therapy works well as part of our membership scheme as the cost of appointments is spread evenly throughout the year.
We also stock a comprehensive range of dental care products and a member of our friendly team is always at hand to show you which products are best for your mouth and to explain how to use them.