• 4 Holland Square, Hampstead Road, NN17 5GT

Why do I need to see a dental hygiene therapist?

Within our team, we work with very talented hygiene therapists. Their key aim is to prevent and treat gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss, in adults.

Regular visits to your hygienist therapist put you in the best position for detecting any oral health problems before they become symptomatic or require treatment like gum disease or tooth decay. A scale and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left can cause multiple dental problems. Even with the use of the best electric toothbrush, you can’t reach every part of your mouth. Hygienists are thoroughly trained to get to those hard-to-reach places providing a deep professional clean. So you’ll be leaving your appointment with a fresher, cleaner smile.

What can I expect from a hygienist appointment?

An appointment with the hygiene therapist will involve an initial oral hygiene assessment, followed by a ‘descaling’ procedure. This is where any build-up of damaging plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from around the gum and off the surfaces of your teeth using scalers and curettes. These are specially designed tools to check and clear away soft deposits.

Hard to clean areas?

Tooth fissures and pits are like grooves and indents that appear on the surface of teeth seen commonly on the back teeth, the molars. It is easy to miss these narrow fissures with normal brushing allowing bacteria to build up in these areas. This can lead to the deterioration of your tooth. Fissure sealants are a quick and comfortable preventative measure that can be utilised by your hygiene therapist to prevent tooth decay. Your hygienist will be able to advise you if this is recommended for your teeth.

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4 Holland Square, Hampstead Road, NN17 5GT

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Monday - Tuesday: 9am – 6pm

Wednesday: 9am - 3pm

Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 3pm

Weekends & Evenings: by appointment only

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