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Dental Hygienist in Camberley, Surrey

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Working with You on Your Dental Health Needs

Are you yearning for a brighter, healthier smile and wondering how to achieve it? Do stained, discoloured, or plaque-ridden teeth make you self-conscious? Look no further than Dental Hygienist Treatments at Coppertop Dental Surgery in Camberley, Surrey. Our dental hygienist treatments hold the key to unlocking a sparkling, confident smile. Join us in exploring the transformative power of professional dental hygiene care that goes beyond your daily brushing routine. Book your appointment today, and let’s embark on a journey to elevate your oral health and unveil the radiant smile you’ve always desired.

Why You need to visit a Dental Hygienist

We all need to visit the dental hygienist regularly. We need to ensure we are on the right track and any issues are tended to straight away. We don’t all need significant restorative treatment, but getting the right preventive care advice is important. Visiting your hygienist is a simple and easy way to achieve and maintain excellent dental health.

Dental hygienists use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods to help prevent oral diseases whilst helping patients to achieve and maintain oral health. They will work with you to determine the best oral hygiene routine for your individual needs.

You don’t need to be a patient of Brooklands Dental Clinic in order to regularly visit our hygienists. Simply ask your own private or NHS dentist to refer you to us via our website or over the phone and we will be happy to see you

Your first visit with our Hygienist

Your first appointment will involve our hygienist taking some recordings; these range from a pocket chart, if there is sign of extensive gum disease, or a plaque and bleeding score. The latter highlights problem areas. Plaque is prevalent when brushing is inadequate. This usually results in bleeding of the gums. Your hygienist will highlight areas that need more attention and educate the you on how to improve your brushing technique.

Gum disease is the largest factor of tooth loss in adult life. The milder form of gum disease is called Gingivitis. Your gums will be red and swollen and may bleed easily when you brush your teeth (this is often masked by smoking). Around 50% of all pregnant women experience dental problems at some point during their pregnancy. The most common is Gingivitis. Changing hormone levels can make your gums more susceptible to plaque attack. At Brooklands Dental Clinic, we generally recommend routine visits every 6 months for a thorough examination and clean.

Understanding the Impact

The Hygienist Prevention Service

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentist in giving preventive care to patients. They play an important role in dental health and are mainly concerned with gum health, showing people correct home care and carrying out preventive techniques to the teeth and gums.

The hygienist’s main role is to professionally clean a patient’s teeth. This is usually called a ‘scale and polish’. However, perhaps their most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep their teeth free of plaque and monitoring their success in doing so.

Regular professional cleaning, combined with good home care will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath. Recent Research has also found associations between increased plaque within the mouth and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and premature birth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit a dental hygienist for a cleaning?

It is generally recommended to schedule a dental hygiene appointment every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on individual oral health needs. Your dental hygienist will assess your condition and provide personalized recommendations.

What does a dental hygienist do during a cleaning appointment?

A dental hygienist performs a thorough cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth. They also check for signs of gum disease, provide oral hygiene education, and may apply fluoride treatments for added protection.

Is dental hygiene only about cleaning teeth, or do hygienists address other oral health issues?

Beyond cleaning, dental hygienists play a crucial role in preventive care. They examine your gums, assess oral health risks, and offer guidance on maintaining a healthy smile. They are trained to detect early signs of dental problems and collaborate with dentists for comprehensive care.

Can a dental hygienist help with teeth whitening?

Yes, dental hygienists can assist with teeth whitening procedures. While they may provide advice on maintaining a bright smile, it’s important to consult with them or a dentist to determine the most suitable whitening options for your individual needs.

Are dental hygienists qualified to spot signs of oral health issues beyond routine cleanings?

Absolutely. Dental hygienists are trained to recognize signs of various oral health conditions, including gum disease and oral cancers. Their expertise extends beyond cleaning, making them valuable contributors to your overall dental well-being.

How can a dental hygienist help prevent gum disease?

Dental hygienists play a key role in preventing gum disease by performing regular cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, providing education on proper oral hygiene practices, and offering personalized advice on maintaining healthy gums.

Is it necessary to floss every day, or are regular cleanings sufficient for oral health?

While regular dental cleanings are essential, daily flossing is equally important. Dental hygienists often emphasise the significance of flossing to remove plaque between teeth, where a toothbrush may not reach effectively, contributing to overall gum health.

Can dental hygienists provide guidance on choosing oral care products?

Yes, dental hygienists are knowledgeable about various oral care products. They can recommend toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss suitable for your specific needs, considering factors such as sensitivity, gum health, and overall oral hygiene goals.

Are dental hygienists trained to work with patients with dental anxiety or fear?

Yes, dental hygienists are trained to work with patients who experience dental anxiety or fear. They adopt gentle approaches, communicate effectively to address concerns, and create a comfortable environment to ensure a positive experience during dental cleanings and procedures.