Keeping your smile healthy and white
At Devonshire Place Dental Practice we understand how important a lovely smile is, and we also believe in a preventative approach to oral health.
We offer two types of hygiene treatments; a basic 30 minute and an extensive 45 minute appointment. Both include a full oral health assessment, full BPE pocket charting, scaling to remove plaque and tartar, fluoride application, advice on any oral accessories (TEPE brushes), demonstration of flossing and a polish. An extensive hygiene appointment includes stain removal with Airflow (sandblasting).
We have also adopted a Direct Access policy, which means you can see one of our hygienists without a dentist prescription, however, we recommend that your first visit is a 45 minute extensive appointment.
What is a dental hygienist?
Our dental hygienists are specially trained dental professionals, they play an important role in maintaining good oral hygiene by focussing on preventative dental health care and treating gum disease. Regular visits to the hygienist are an essential part of good oral health care. If you are receiving Specialist treatment, our hygienists will work closely with your Specialist to ensure your treatment plan has the best possible success rate.
How long are the appointments?
We offer 30 minute appointment and an extensive 45 minute hygiene session – your dentist of Specialist will recommend the correct length of treatment for your individual needs.
I’ve noticed that my gums are bleeding, can a Hygienist help with this?
Healthy gums don’t bleed. You are the key player on the hygiene team. If you don’t do the essential daily brushing and flossing, the rest of your dental team (the dentist and hygienist) is already at a disadvantage to help. Even with everyone fighting the good fight, stubborn plaque and bacteria will require some new maintenance techniques for battling gum infection. Your hygienist can help to remove stubborn plaque and bacteria. In severe cases of gum disease, your hygienist will work closely with your Periodontist to help you to get gum disease under control.
What is Interdental brushing?
As a result of improved oral hygiene and fluoride, more people are keeping their own teeth into old age but in order to continue to maintain healthy teeth and gums, a regime of brushing and rinsing twice a day should be combined with interdental brushing – cleaning between the teeth.
The major cause of tooth decay and gum disease is plaque. The formation of plaque is continuous and its growth cannot be stopped. Whilst brushing controls plaque formation around the surfaces of your teeth, it does not reach between your teeth and that’s why interdental brushing once a day is so crucial.
Cleaning between your teeth is made possible by the use of the following:
- Dental floss
- Interdental brushes
- Single tuft toothbrushes
- Dental sticks
- Rubber tip stimulators
- Irrigation device
Mrs C Beavan 9 Sep 2016
Always have a wonderful experience here. Had a wonderful hygienist today who was very gentle and made me feel very relaxed. Thank you.
|30 minute Hygiene appointment||£65||Both include a full oral health assessment, full BPE pocket charting, scaling to remove plaque and tartar, fluoride application, advice on any oral accessories (TEPE brushes), demonstration of flossing and a polish.|
|45 minute Extensive Hygiene appointment||£90||Both include a full oral health assessment, full BPE pocket charting, scaling to remove plaque and tartar, fluoride application, advice on any oral accessories (TEPE brushes), demonstration of flossing and a polish.
|30 Minute Hygiene & Stain Removal Appointment with Airflow||£115|