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    Dental hygiene


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Keeping your teeth clean and gums disease-free is vital for your long-term health. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, our dental hygiene team – Ellen, Adrienne, Gill and Katrina – offer preventive and restorative hygiene care to all ages.

Regular professional teeth cleaning prevents the build up of plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line, which if left untreated can lead to gum (periodontal) disease. Initial symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums or bad breath. With treatment it can be controlled, but if left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Working in partnership with your dentist or periodontist, our hygienists play an essential role in the successful prevention and treatment of gum disease. They will closely monitor the health of your mouth, thoroughly deep clean your teeth and offer advice on how to maintain good dental hygiene at home.

Your hygienist will recommend a schedule of hygiene treatment tailored to your individual needs, liaising with your dentist or periodontist if needed. If preferred, you can come to Elmsleigh House for dental hygiene treatment only, without changing your dentist.

Click to read our Dental hygiene brochureAirFlow technology offers a gentle and superior clean

Our dental hygienists are trained in Airflow® technology – a modern, minimally invasive technique for a thorough clean that delivers the highest level of comfort, safety and efficiency.

Plaque contains billions of bacteria present as a biofilm on your teeth. If not removed, this can harden into calculus (tartar) and lead to periodontal (gum) disease, which can result in tooth loss.

Airflow technology directs a fine spray of water combined with the finest of antibacterial powders to gently and effectively remove staining, biofilm and young calculus from natural teeth, crowns, fillings, braces, dentures and dental implants (implant crowns, bridges or stabilised dentures). After your Airflow treatment, your teeth will feel smooth, your tongue clean and your whole mouth fresh.

Combined with our hygienists’ expertise, Airflow technology offers an enhanced solution to professional teeth cleaning, ensuring your teeth remain healthy and natural. We believe you will appreciate the difference.

Your dental hygiene appointment

During your dental hygiene appointment, your hygienist will ask about any problems or concerns, discuss your medical history and oral health, and check the appearance of your teeth and gums to look for any plaque or bleeding and early signs of mouth cancer.

Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned using advanced Airflow technology, removing any plaque bacteria, hard deposits (calculus) and staining for a superior clean. They will scale any residual calculus and polish your teeth.

An important aspect of the hygienist’s role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best tooth brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Our hygienists can apply fissure sealants if extra protection is needed on the surfaces of healthy teeth. 

Our hygienists can offer specific advice on teeth cleaning techniques and hygiene care if you have a bridge, denture, brace or dental implant, ensuring your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout your dental treatment.

Your dentist and hygienist will recommend a schedule of hygiene treatment tailored to your individual needs, with treatment times available from thirty minutes up to one hour.

Take ownership of your oral health today by scheduling an appointment with us. Call the Welcome team on 01252 713797 or request a callback online

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