Vital to your oral health is good dental hygiene. And although there are many things you can do at home to achieve this, a regular appointment with our dental hygienist will keep your mouth in tip top condition, and give you a sparkling clean smile.
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) has allowed our dental hygienists to transform the patient experience by exchanging old-school methods for a revolutionary system that offers optimal hygiene care. Our hygienists use a combination of Airflow, Perioflow and Piezon technology.
Because GBT is so minimally invasive and gentle, it is suitable for the majority of people with gum disease, braces, crowns, bridges, veneers and implants. GBT can also be used on natural teeth, restorations, orthodontic braces, implants, the tongue and gums. GBT will also help those who want to remove any stains and should be done before receiving tooth whitening to achieve better results.
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Well, when was the last time that you were shown the right way to brush your teeth? Probably a while ago, right? Perhaps as long ago as when you were in junior school? Or maybe you’ve never been shown how to brush your teeth by a dental professional?
An appointment with one of our hygienists is the perfect chance to tune up your morning and evening brushing routines.
One of our hygienists will start by talking to you about your current teeth cleaning and oral care routine, and will suggest ways in which you can make your regime more effective. This will include things like how to make sure you brush all the surfaces of every tooth, and inter-dental cleaning (which can sometimes be overlooked). As Ben says “My job is primarily to educate, so I go over brushing, interdental cleaning, and how to keep the mouth clean and healthy. I think that if you’re doing that well, you should have very few problems. Prevention is better than cure.”
It's an important part of the role of our hygienists to keep up to date with all the latest products, so they'll also talk to you about which might be best for you to try out at home. And they will also demonstrate good techniques for using the products effectively so that you can easily continue with the best of care at home.
Our hygienists work alongside the dentists, who are responsible for checking your teeth. But should you wish to attend for a hygiene examination only, the hygienist will check your teeth and gums and, if necessary, will refer you to a dentist for teeth problems or to our dentist with a special interest in periodontics Sara Vargova for gum issues.
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The final part of your appointment will be a chance to talk about how often you should be having hygiene examinations. The hygienist will be able to advise you on this based on your own circumstances and requirements.
All of our prices are on our treatment costs page.
Inter-dental cleaning: The cleaning of areas between teeth and restorations with special brushes to help prevent a build up of bacteria and plaque that a tooth brush is unable to reach.
Plaque: A sticky, colourless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
Airflow ®: Dental tool using a combination of water, compressed air and fine powder particles.