A clean fresh smile is usually a healthy one. Our dental hygienist is specially trained to work with our dentists in giving care to patients, offering you the deepest clean possible; it’s like giving your teeth a full service.
Hygienists help you to obtain healthy gums that don’t bleed and maintain fresh breath and spotlessly clean teeth. They will also teach you how to optimise your own cleaning skills to use at home.
If you suffer from periodontal disease which causes bone destruction and loose teeth, hygienists are essential – with gentle, but thorough cleaning, they can slow the process down so that you stand a much better chance of keeping your teeth for life.
Previously, if you wanted to make an appointment with a dental hygienist you would have to see a dentist first. However, this rule has now changed and you can now book directly with a dental hygienist offering a ‘direct access service’. If your dentist does not have an hygienist, or you’re not registered at a dental practice yet but would like to book a private hygienist appointment, then please call us on 01208 873116.
If our hygienist notices that you may need other general dental treatment, she’ll refer you back to your general dentist with her findings. Direct access hygiene appointments does not constitute ‘registration’ with the practice and we cannot guarantee to provide emergency treatment to non-registered patients. If you are not registered with a practice, Carriage Works Private Dentistry would be able to register you as a private patient.
Why visit the hygienist?
- Regular visits could not only benefit your oral health but also your general well-being.
- Increases awareness and provides personal advice.
- To prevent disease and decay; regular visits allow for monitoring of the condition of the gums and the presence of plaque.
- To remove bacterial plaque from the surfaces of all of your teeth.
- Reduces the risk of heart disease.