Dental Hygienist


What does a Dental Hygienist do?

Dental Hygienists and Therapists provide scale and polish treatments to ensure your teeth are thoroughly clean. A thorough scale and polish during a Dental Hygiene appointment at Claydon Dental can make a substantial difference to the whiteness of your teeth, at times reducing the need for a teeth whitening treatment.

Some of the treatments available include the following:
• Scale and Polish treatments
• Provide preventative dentistry advice on how to improve your oral health
• Treatment of gum disease

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Yes, absolutely. Providing easy access to high quality dental care is what we do. To enable this our Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists are permitted to treat patients without a prior examination by one of our dentists. This means that we now welcome patients who only want to see our Dental Hygienist without having to register to see our Dentists and have an examination beforehand. If our Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist feel that you would benefit from a dental examination by a dentist, you will be advised of this.

Our hygienists will offer thorough feedback of your oral hygiene and provide useful advice on maintaining a good level of hygiene outside of your appointments. Following this advice will help to keep gums and tissues healthy, preventing problems like gum disease. Our dental hygienists and therapists will review your current routine and make recommendations on:

  • Optimal brushing and flossing techniques
  • Recommend hygiene products to suit your individual needs
  • Smoking cessation
  • Fluoride mouth rinses
  • Antiseptic mouthwashes

To really stay on top of your dental hygiene we recommend booking appointments up to 6 times a year or in line with the advice from your dentist. Attending regular hygienist appointments between check ups can help ensure that no potential problems develop with your teeth or gums in between your regular check ups. Regular treatments also mean your teeth will stay looking fabulous all year round.

As well as carrying out the treatments that a dental hygienist does, a dental therapist can also perform some dental procedures that patients are more used their regular dentist doing, for example, fillings.

Absolutely. You can never be too young to look after your teeth. Children can struggle to brush their teeth effectively so regular visits to the hygienist can ensure that their teeth are carefully monitored and any missed plaque is removed. This can help prevent painful infections from new teeth growth and help towards a healthy set of adult teeth.

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Anything we should know before we contact you?

Emergency Information

For out of hours help please contact our emergency line below:

Emergency Out of Hours Contact Number

However, if you are experiencing significant bleeding that won’t stop, severe pain that is not helped by painkillers, or significant facial trauma, visit your local A&E department right away. Out of hours, you can also call NHS 111 for further medical advice.