Hygiene Services - Preventative care

 
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Visit your dentist & hygienist regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums

Here at Dental Care Partnership, we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. Our aim is to minimise treatment by educating our patients on the best ways to achieve optimum gum health, in conjunction with regular hygiene appointments. We encourage regular dental health checks to ensure that any problems with your gums and teeth are identified and resolved quickly, reducing the need for any treatment. When you visit us for a dental health check we will check your mouth, teeth and gums to identify any signs of tooth decay, gum disease or any other issues of importance and advise you of any treatment you may need, such as our AIRFLOW® system.

Oral cancer screening

Regular hygiene check-ups can maintain your oral health, keeping your smile happy and healthy. Regular check-ups can discover infections, diseases or even undetected mouth cancer.

We have the knowledge and experience to spot oral cancers, hence the importance of visiting the practice every 6 months or so for your peace of mind.

For more information please visit:- Mouth Cancer Foundation Website.

Book an appointment with one of our excellent and friendly team of hygienists, who work closely alongside our dentists and specialists. Our aim is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

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Our oral hygiene programme 

Through a combination of your own oral preventive regime at home, and regular visits to your Hygienist, you should be left with a happy, healthy mouth for life. Our aim is to invest time in improving your oral care routine, avoiding any tooth extractions where possible, and lowering your risks significantly of any invasive treatments. Working closely with our excellent team of Hygienists, we will provide a tailor-made preventive care programme for each individual patient to help them achieve and maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. Each hygiene appointment is 30 minutes and will include:

  1. Assessment

  2. Discolouring of your teeth to highlight areas covered with plaque

  3. Demonstrating how to remove plaque from these areas

  4. Using AIRFLOW® to effectively and painlessly remove plaque from your teeth and gums, leaving you feeling great!

  5. Using the traditional scaler to remove any remaining plaque if needed

  6. Checking the mouth to ensure all is in order

  7. Applying protective fluoride to the teeth, with your choice of flavour

  8. Scheduling your next appointment

This Preventive programme has been shown to significantly reduce the amount of future dental treatments needed and increase the longevity of existing fillings and crowns.

Please contact your Hygienist or Dentist who will be happy to give you more detailed and personalised advice on how you can keep your mouth healthy.

AIRFLOW® polishing 

Our AIRFLOW® treatment is designed to effectively remove stains from teeth caused by red wine, tea, coffee and smoking. Its primary focus is prevention, as it’s the most advanced and painless technique for removing plaque from teeth and gums, ensuring optimal health. AIRFLOW® gently removes plaque from teeth and gums by removing the biofilm off teeth and gums which is what plaque sticks to. It also uses warm water, helping patients who suffer from tooth sensitivity. As well as this, AIRFLOW® also reduces the need to use a traditional scaler which can be uncomfortable.

AIRFLOW® works through the projection of tiny carbonated particles and water pressure combined in a high-powered jet which gently but effectively removes stains from teeth, including hard to reach areas. The AIRFLOW® Teeth Cleaning system provides incredible results without any risk of damaging your teeth. The results are immediate and the difference is noticeable as soon as the AIRFLOW® dental treatment has been completed.

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Direct access to a hygienist 

A hygienist appointment may be required before that ‘big day’, a special event or even if you just want to sparkle. So if you would like an extra AIRFLOW® polish, just call to book it in!

For new dental patients wanting to just see a Dental Hygienist, the patient will be required to fill in an up-to-date medical history form and a consent form. The standard fee will be payable at the end of the appointment. Please be aware of the following important notes regarding direct access to the Dental Hygienist:

If your dentist doesn’t offer AIRFLOW, and you would like to see one of our hygienists for this, you can. We have a range of payment plans too, allowing you to spread the costs of this over the year. From only £11 a month, you will be entitled to 30 minute AIRFLOW appointments a year.

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