Why might I need to see a dental hygiene therapist?

Within our team, we work with very talented dental 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.

You should see a dental hygienist alongside your routine appointment. Regular visits to our hygiene therapists 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. Our dental hygiene therapists are thoroughly qualified to get to those hard-to-reach places, providing your mouth with a deep professional clean. When you visit our practice in Corby, you’ll be leaving your hygiene appointment with a fresher, cleaner smile.

What can I expect from a dental hygienist appointment?

An appointment with one of our dental hygienists 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. Our dental hygiene therapists can also provide you with guidance on how to take care of your teeth at home.

Hard to clean areas?

Tooth fissures and pits are like grooves and indents that appear on the surface of teeth seen commonly on the molars, also known as your back teeth. 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 dental hygienist to prevent tooth decay. Your hygiene therapist will be able to advise you if this treatment is recommended for your teeth.

To book your appointment with one of our experienced dental hygiene therapists, please get in touch today. Call our warm and welcoming team on 01536 214 144.

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