Our hygienists will give advice on how best to look after your oral health, and continually assess and record your dental hygiene. This includes offering dietary and lifestyle suggestions to help you keep your teeth healthier for longer.
They’ll give your teeth a thorough, professional clean – often referred to as a ‘scale and polish’ – to access areas you find difficult to reach at home. Removing deposits that build up on teeth (tartar), and teaching you how to prevent it reforming again, will go a long way towards slowing the progress of gum disease.
Our hygienists work closely with the dentists to provide high quality care tailored to your specific, individual needs. You can get more information, or book an appointment, through our reception desk.
It’s never too soon to teach your child good dental routines, nor to bring them to see one of our dentists! We can’t stress enough how important it is to get children feeling happy and relaxed in the dental surgery environment – and learning really good diet and oral health habits – from the earliest possible age.
- Try to restrict food and drink containing sugar to meal times only
- You can start to clean your baby’s teeth with a baby toothbrush as soon as the teeth begin to come through
- Brush your child’s teeth until they’re at least seven years old after which age they should be able to carry out their own brushing under supervision
- Encourage them to simply spit out toothpaste left at the end, not to rinse with water
- All children should use a pea sized amount of age appropriate fluoride toothpaste.
Are children free at the dentists on the NHS?
Yes. If they’re under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education, children get free NHS dental treatment.