Dental hygienist services

Your hygienist’s key aim is to prevent and treat gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. By including regular professional teeth cleaning in your oral routine, you can help to prevent gum disease and tooth loss.

Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?

Regular visits to your hygienist puts you in the best position for detecting any oral health problems before they become symptomatic or require treatment.  

Hygienists are trained to thoroughly care for your teeth and gums. Even the best electric toothbrush cannot reach every part of your mouth; hygienists can get to those hard-to-reach places to provide a professional deep clean. A scale and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left, can cause periodontal (gum) disease. By making a hygienist visit part of your dental care regime you can avoid becoming one of the 19 out of every 20 people who will suffer from gum disease during their lifetime.

What can I expect from a hygienist appointment?

An appointment with your Portway Dental Care hygienist will involve an initial oral hygiene check up, followed by a ‘scaling’ procedure. Build up of harmful plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from the surface of your teeth and around the gum line. Following this they will give your teeth a shine and polish. In cases where there is decay, a hygienist may apply fluoride or an antibacterial gel.

Tackling tooth fissures

Tooth fissures are tiny pits and grooves that are a natural feature on the surface of teeth and are extremely common, especially on back teeth. It is impossible to clean in these narrow fissures with normal brushing, meaning that bacteria can build up in the gaps and lead to deterioration of your tooth. Fissure sealants are a quick and comfortable preventative measure that can be applied by your hygienist to prevent tooth decay. Your dentist will be able to advise you if this is a treatment they recommend for your teeth.

Complete oral care

Prevention is better than cure, and identifying early signs of tooth decay or gum inflammation enables your practitioner to address the problem swiftly.

As well as a thorough scale and polish, your dental hygienist will also provide a complete check of your overall gum health. Your Portway Dental Care hygienist will get to know you and provide you with tailored, individual advice on how to maintain the best oral health, from diet to dental care.

Contact Portway Dental Care on 01235 762187 today to book your next hygienist appointment.

Treatments

Stain removal

We all want to show the world our whitest, brightest smile and stain removal treatments at Portway Dental Care are key to keeping your teeth looking their best.

Next steps

Ready to see one of our team IN Wantage?

If you are ready to book an appointment, get in touch today.

Portman Dental Care Awards

Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
BDA Good Practice Award - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care