Dental Hygiene & Prevention
Here at Euston Place Dental Practice we believe “Prevention is better than the cure”.
While our team includes highly experienced dentists with a wide range of skills, we would always much prefer to show people how to prevent dental problems than treat them later on.
When you visit us, our hygienists will talk to you about the most effective ways to clean your teeth, why you need to floss regularly, how to avoid bad breath, and other methods for maintaining good oral hygiene. We can also offer treatments for the early signs of gum disease, early detection of tooth decay, and more.
We carry out routine screening for mouth cancers to help spot any problems at an early stage so they have a much higher chance of being treated effectively.
Hygienist appointments are part of our Dental Membership Plan. In addition to dental check ups, plan members will receive a tailored number of hygiene maintenance appointments which will include:
- Assessment of oral health and oral hygiene
- Tailored oral hygiene instruction involving tooth brushing and cleaning between the teeth
- Removal of deposits on teeth if required or advised
- Treatment planning for additional treatment of gum disease as required
What does a dental hygienist do?
A dental hygienist’s main aim is to treat, manage and maintain your overall oral health. At Euston Place, we aim to prevent serious dental problems before they require treatment. Our hygienists focus on educating patients about how to best look after their teeth and gums to keep them healthy and avoid future dental problems such as gum disease.
How often should I see a Hygienist?
The frequency of your hygienist appointments will depend on the condition of your dental health though we recommend every patient sees a hygienist at least once every six months.
You hygienist will assess your dental health and risk factors, and work with you to put together a proactive and preventive oral health plan.
How long is a Hygiene appointment?
The length of appointment depends on the oral health needs of the patient. The Hygienist will ensure there is enough time to carry out a full assessment, thoroughly clean your teeth and provide personalised advice on maintaining good oral health.