Let your teeth glow this winter by booking a refreshing hygienist appointment. Just like your friendly dentist in Surrey, your hygienist is another mouth-related pro you should be seeing regularly if you want to maintain excellent oral health.
Our hygienists are passionate about the prevention and treatment of gum disease and keeping your smile in the best condition possible. They get into all the hard-to-reach areas that brushing can’t, those tricky places that can harbour harmful bacteria. They remove stubborn tartar and finish off with a polish, so your teeth feel super silky.
Initially, our hygienist will ask a few questions about your dental and medical history, and you will have the chance to discuss any concerns you may have. This ensures the appointment is tailored to your specific needs.
A large part of the appointment is the scale and polish, which is the thorough and professional removal of tartar and plaque build-up and surface stains. Your teeth will feel immediately smoother and cleaner. As well as this smart ‘scale and polish’, they keep an eye on the health of your gums, checking for signs of inflammation and bleeding that could indicate gingivitis or periodontal disease. They also check for mouth cancer, an increasingly prevalent condition that is so much easier to treat if caught early.
Moreover, our hygienists will share their extensive knowledge and offer lots of tooth cleaning tips, as well as demonstrating dental tools. At this time of year, it’s easy to get carried away with mince pies, Christmas cake, and all the other festive goodies on offer. They will advise you about what and when to eat and what to avoid to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Additionally, if you smoke, they will suggest smoking cessation tips because cigarettes cause staining and make you more susceptible to gum disease.
As well as taking advantage of our hygienists’ skills and experience when you see them in the practice, it’s also important to follow their advice and keep up the good work at home. You can make a big difference to your oral health by working with your dentist and hygienist. Dental professionals are there to care for your teeth and gums, but you need to play your part too. That entails following a home care routine incorporating all their useful advice, including getting to grips with handy dental aids.
If you have heavily stained teeth, a revolutionary new treatment known as Airflow polishing treatment could be the answer. Airflow is designed to effectively remove tartar build up and stains from teeth to create a polished smile. In some cases, it can be used in place of whitening treatment to brighten heavily stained teeth.
Airflow treatment uses a high-powered spray to project water, bicarbonate, and compressed air onto the teeth and clean away areas of plaque, and gently remove yellow, brown, or grey stains. The spray technology ensures hard-to-reach areas can be accessed and treated effectively in a fast and non-invasive way.
The procedure is completely pain-free and lasts around 30 minutes. It’s much gentler than a traditional scale and polish treatment, which can cause sensitivity in some patients. It is quick and straightforward and leaves you with brilliantly brighter and healthy-looking teeth in just one visit to the practice.
Hygiene treatment is available at Addlestone, Chertsey, Parkside and Pyrford Sync Dental Centres from £58.00. Speak to a member of our friendly team to book your appointment and let your teeth glow this Christmas!