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Hygienist

Prevention is better than cure!

At Ashton & Lonsdale Dental Practices our dedicated team of dental Therapists and Hygienists are here to help keep your teeth and gums healthy, they can:

• Detect dental problems early
• Refer you to the dentists for further investigations
• Professional cleaning to remove plaque, tartar and staining
• Preventative care treatments and oral health products
• Advise on good oral hygiene and healthy diet options

‘Clean & Polish’ Whenever You Need It!

As gum disease is the biggest cause of adult tooth loss, we advise that teeth are dentally cleaned every 3-6 months. Patients often want to have their teeth cleaned to remove stains created by tobacco, wine, coffee and other coloured substances.

It is now possible to make an appointment for a ‘clean and polish’ with our Hygienist – without having to see the Dentist. With our new, state-of-the-art dental cleaning machine, you have never had a better opportunity to revive your smile in time for that important occasion. Click here for more information on Direct Access to a professional cleaning appointment.

Making Clean Teeth & Healthy Gums Affordable

Our monthly maintenance payment plan includes two visits to our team for hygiene treatment and patients who need further treatment in that year will receive a 20% discount. Please see our Dental Plan Payment scheme for further details or call our reception team who will be happy to help.

 

Air polishing, using the Piezon Airflow machine shown here, is a procedure which uses air and water pressure to deliver a controlled stream of specially processed sodium bicarbonate or glycine powders in a slurry through the handpiece nozzle. This pressurised jet of air, water and powder removes surface stains, plaque and soft deposits such as food particles trapped in between the teeth.

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To read more on the Piezon Airflow machine click here

(use of this machine incurs a small extra charge)

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Contact us today to see our Hygienist and improve you oral hygiene and your smile.

8 Reasons To Have A Dental Check Up & Clean
1. To prevent oral cancer

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

2. To prevent gum disease

When the gum tissues and bones become infected, this is known as gum disease – one of the top causes of tooth loss in adults. If the condition is diagnosed early enough, it can be treated and possibly even reversed. However, when left untreated it can lead to more serious forms of the disease. It’s important to go for regular cleanings and check-ups, and to brush twice a day and floss every day to help prevent this disease.

3. To help maintain good physical health

Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 3 -6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.

4. To keep your teeth

Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental check ups and cleanings, brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health.

5. To detect dental problems early

Your dentist and hygienist will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canal, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.

6. To maintain good oral health

Your dental hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental check-ups. If you are falling off track with your oral hygiene  she will help put you back on the right path.

7. To have a bright and white smile

Your dental hygienist can remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains. During your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!

8. To prevent bad breath

Dental studies show that about 85% of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath and the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene is to have regular check-ups and cleanings.