Keeping your teeth and gums clean, healthy and strong
Taking care of your teeth is an essential habit for everyone and helps with the prevention of oral diseases, cavities, and gum disease. Our experienced hygienists support you to care for your teeth and gums, helping to clean your teeth efficiently, and taking preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of any dental problems progressing.
What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?
As part of our commitment to preventative dentistry, we support our patients to maintain a positive home care routine and – where needed – encourage regular appointments with our hygienists to ensure long-term dental health.
As well as cleaning your teeth and gums, our hygienists offer:
- Dietary advice to support a healthy oral system
- Demonstrations of all necessary cleaning techniques.
- Advice around caring for your children’s teeth
- Monitoring gum health
- Referral to a dentist if further examination or treatment is required
- Smoking cessation advice
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Airflow Tooth Polishing
We are pleased to offer our patients Airflow Tooth Polishing; a sophisticated cleaning system used in conjunction with traditional scale and polish methods.
The Airflow system successfully removes staining from a tooth’s surface which can be caused by beverages such as coffee or red wine or by smoking. It also helps to freshen breath and brighten the teeth, removing bacteria and plaque build-up from the gum line.
This advanced cleaning technique is gentle and less invasive than usual cleaning methods as there is no direct contact with the teeth. Instead, the dental surface is cleaned by a high-pressure jet stream of water, air, and fine powder particles. As there is no pressure or instrument applied to the teeth, the process is comfortable, quick, and highly effective.
An added advantage of Airflow Tooth Polishing is that it removes biofilm – a sticky bacterial substance – that builds upon a tooth’s surface and can cause decay. This cleaning process is very beneficial in helping to care for dental implants, crowns, and bridges.
We believe in offering our patients the latest dental technology to ensure their long-term oral health, and the Airflow Tooth Polishing system is just one example of our investment in your dental wellbeing.
Dental Hygienist Treatment Fees
The following prices provide a guide to our treatment costs, which may vary depending on your individual treatment requirements. Fees also differ based on the number of teeth involved and the materials used for your particular case.
The Dutch Barton Dental Practice team will always provide a treatment plan that includes prices to ensure you are informed at every stage.
Join Our Membership Plan
At The Dutch Barton Dental Practice, we have partnered with Denplan – a membership scheme providing you with ongoing cover and worldwide insurance at a reasonable monthly cost.
For more information about joining this scheme please call us on 01225 862377 or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can a Dental Hygienist Remove Tartar?
A: Your dental hygienist is specially trained for the removal of plaque and tartar using professional tools that provide a more advanced clean.
Q: What is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Dental Hygienist?
A: A dentist is a doctor who specialises in the examination and treatment of your oral health, and a dental hygienist is an oral health professional who is responsible for preventing and treating oral diseases through cleaning your teeth professionally, also communicating any potential issues found to your dentist.
Book a Dental Hygiene Appointment Today
Book in for your dental appointment at Dutch Barton Dental practice today. Got any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us, and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.