Dental Hygiene Treatment

Prevention is at the heart of everything we do at Westbrook House Dental Practice. Our hygienists play a very important role within our team, being mainly concerned with preventative dental health and treating gum disease, showing you correct ways to look after your teeth at home.

Hygiene therapy

One of the most pleasant aspects of visiting our hygienist is receiving a clean and polish using the latest equipment and a very gentle technique. After the treatment your mouth will feel fresher and your teeth will look brighter.

You can book in with the hygienist at any time; just speak with your dentist or ask at reception for further details.

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TePe interdental brush guide

Interdental brushes are an essential way to maintain great oral health. Regular brushing can only clean 60% of your teeth but with an interdental brush you can reach between the gaps in your teeth and around the gumline. Learn more in this video...

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What is the role of a Dental hygienist?

Along with the dentist, our hygienist will provide oral hygiene advice including dietary advice and oral care at home which will help maintain your oral health.

Hygienists are specifically trained in maintaining and improving the health of your gums. Most people need to see the hygienist two or three times a year to ensure that the gums remain as healthy and strong as possible. Sometimes, for more advance cases of gum disease, careful treatment planning is necessary and this may involve a course of several longer visits. At these visits, our hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean the diseased areas of the mouth that cannot be reached easily.

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Why is this treatment so important?

The majority of people will suffer from gum disease at some point in their life but they are frequently unaware of it. In some cases, it can be very destructive and may lead to early tooth loss if it is left undiagnosed and untreated. We take this very seriously and our hygienists play a huge role in its detection, monitoring and treatment.

Research has shown that good cleaning techniques significantly reduce the risk of gum disease so please do follow our oral hygiene guidance. A really good hygiene routine will prevent new cavities, fillings needing replacement, gum recession and other dental problems and afflictions.

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