We have an experienced team of dental hygienists working alongside our dentists with a strong emphasis on prevention.

After the examination, the hygienist visit can be one of the most important visits you make to the practice.

During the hygienist visit you will receive further examination of your gums, toothbrushing advice, advice on how to clean in between your teeth, removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth, removal of superficial stains on the teeth and the part everyone loves….a polish.

Where necessary, treatment of gum disease will be carried out.

Bleeding from the gums is extremely common and in most cases very easily resolved. Good tooth brushing habits and cleaning daily in between your teeth can prevent gum disease and other dental problems. After examining your gums, your hygienist can offer tailor made oral hygiene advice for you to follow daily at home, enabling you to maintain good oral health or take control and improve the health of your gums alongside any treatment.

Gum disease damages the soft tissue around the teeth. Without treatment gum disease can destroy the bone that supports the teeth. This can cause your teeth to become loose or lead to tooth loss.

So, good oral hygiene habits started at a young age and continued consistently throughout life  can help prevent gum disease and other oral health and even systemic  issues.

No matter what stage you are at in your dental life, we can help you.  In most cases it’s never too late to change habits and have a positive impact on your teeth and gums.

Whilst our lovely hygienists have a calm and gentle approach, there are options for very nervous patients or those with very sensitive teeth. This can be discussed further, if required.