The benefits of dental hygiene appointments
Here at elleven Dental, we proudly work with a talented team of dental hygienists. Our hygienists aim to prevent and treat oral health issues, like gum disease, alongside our dentists.
You should see a dental hygienist alongside your routine check-up. Hygienists can not only show you how to take care of your teeth at home, but they can also perform a deep clean. Professional dental cleaning can help to remove a buildup of plaque and prevent gum disease.
At our Harley Street practice, one of our dentists may recommend that you book an appointment with our hygienists. Let our experienced team talk you through the benefits of our dental hygiene appointments.
What does a dental hygienist do?
Maintaining your breathtaking smile requires continuous preventative care. A dental hygienist aims to help you prevent oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Our friendly dental hygienists can offer their valuable advice on the best way to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Although visiting our Harley Street practice for regular check-ups is vital to your oral health, it’s important to establish a good at-home dental routine. Our hygienists can offer their guidance and show you the best way to take care of your teeth away from our practice.
What happens at a dental hygiene appointment?
What happens at your dental hygiene appointment can vary based on your exact treatment plan.
Your hygiene appointment could consist of:
- A hygiene examination
- A professional cleaning
- A treatment plan for gum disease
- Advice on diet and smoking cessation
- Guidance on how to clean your teeth at home
This can vary based on your exact treatment plan. Our hygienist will take the time to understand your concerns and then work with you to form a treatment plan based on your oral health history.
Why do I need to visit a dental hygienist?
Even if you have no signs of gum disease, visiting our practice for a hygiene appointment is essential to maintaining a fresher, cleaner smile.
You may not be aware that you need treatment until you speak to one of our hygienists. We can help you identify any symptoms that you wouldn’t usually recognise and offer you advice on how to treat them. Our treatment plans can help to prevent gum disease and address your ongoing oral health issues before they become too severe to treat.
If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, please book a dental hygiene appointment immediately:
- Bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
What is plaque and why does it need to be removed?
Our dental hygienists can provide you with a thorough professional cleaning to help prevent the risk of gum disease. This is called called ‘scaling and polishing.’
Plaque is a sticky bacterial substance that forms on your teeth. It can also develop under the gums and destroy the bones that support your teeth. A professional cleaning will help to remove plaque.
When plaque isn’t brushed away properly, it can harden to form a substance called tartar. A buildup of plaque can put you at risk of oral health issues like gum disease, so it must be removed. Our dental hygienists will perform an oral hygiene assessment and then carefully and gently remove the plaque from around your gums. To learn more about ‘scaling and polishing’ and our hygienist services at elleven Dental, please click here.
The benefits of a dental hygiene appointment
There are many benefits to booking a dental hygiene appointment.
Treatment and prevention
Our hygienists help to prevent oral health issues like gum disease, working with you to keep your smile healthy. We can also treat gum disease before it becomes too severe, with a tailored treatment plan just for you.
Increasing your confidence
Are you struggling to feel confident in your smile? If you have bad breath or noticeable discolouration getting you down, we can help. Our hygienists can restore both your smile and your confidence.
Advice on caring for your mouth, teeth and gums
Our hygienists can offer you advice and guidance on how to take care of your mouth, teeth and gums. If something doesn’t feel right, we can take a look and offer you our advice on treating the issue. We can also provide you with guidance on how to stop smoking and where to get the best support to do so.
Book your dental hygiene appointment today
Here at elleven Dental, we’re here to support you through your journey to a healthier smile. If you’ve never visited us before and are nervous before your first dental hygiene appointment, we will not judge you. Our dental hygienists will warmly welcome you to our Harley Street practice. We will do everything we can to put you at ease during your hygiene appointment.
To book your routine dental hygiene appointment, call our friendly reception team today on 020 3885 1420.