Hygiene

About Dental Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential to maintain good dental health and so keep your teeth for life. Studies have proven that regular visits to your Hygienist are vital in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It also ensures a whiter smile and helps keep breath fresher too!

At 53 Wimpole Street, we have implemented a preventative attitude to Dentistry. This means our dedicated and expertly qualified Dentists and Hygienists work hand-in-hand to ensure you and your family receive the best preventative Dental Care.

Our very own in-house Hygienists, Marcia and Talie will clean your teeth and guide you on how best to maintain good oral hygiene at home. We also recently introduced a state of the art Air Polishing system that we can now offer to all of our patients to help remove even the most stubborn stains. All of the dentists screen our patients for signs of gum inflammation and the earliest signs of gum disease.

If dental plaque is left to stagnate on your teeth it can lead to gum irritation and bleeding. When left untreated, the bacteria and their effects ultimately result in infected gums, which eventually lead to tooth loss.

Tooth decay is increasing in prevalence in infants, children and adults in the population. It is caused by certain bacteria in the dental plaque so good oral hygiene will reduce the risk of dental decay. Bacteria thrive, causing gum irritation and bleeding.

Regular professional cleaning with the hygienist will stabilise any gum problems you may have and limit your need for dentistry.

Please click or call us on 0207 935 6809 to discuss what our Dental Team at 53 Wimpole Street Dental Practice can do for you!

Why dental hygiene is important

1. Bad oral hygiene can lead to gum disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults

2. Tooth decay is now also a progressive concerning problem for children and toddlers. Bacteria thrive, causing gum irritation and bleeding

3.When left untreated, the bacteria and their effects ultimately result in infected gums, which eventually lead to tooth loss

4. Regular professional cleaning with the hygienist will stabilise any gum problems you may have and limit your need for dentistry

FAQ’s

  • What is a dental hygienist?

    Dental Hygienists are specifically qualified to work with Dentists to assist in preventative treatments, so minimal Dentistry is needed. Hygienists play an important role in Dental Health Care.

  • What else can a Dental Hygienist do?

    Dental hygienists also take Dental X-Rays used to help diagnose problems. Our Hygienists at 53 Wimple Street also place fissure sealants, apply fluoride varnishes and administer fluoride treatments. Hygienists may also often carry out Teeth Whitening, which your Dentist may prescribe.

  • Why is visiting my Hygienist so important?

    A healthy mouth requires regular professional cleaning and a combination of regular oral cleaning habits at home and a balanced diet. A well maintained, healthy mouth improves your appearance, helps you prevent tooth loss and gives you fresher breath.

  • Does visiting my Hygienist regularly prevent dental disease?

    Yes, in fact, that is the main purpose of Hygienists. Our Hygienists carefully remove the built up hard deposits on the teeth and advise you on how to best combat the build up of plaque and tartar.

  • What help is available for children?

    Our Hygienists believe that applying fluoride varnishes to teeth that are prone to decay can help immensely when combined with good oral hygiene at home.
    Children with permanent back teeth may also benefit from having fissure sealants applied to teeth that are at risk of decay. We do this by applying a special resin coating to the biting surface soon after the teeth come through.

Dental Hygienists

  • Talie Christy

    Talie Christy

        DENTAL HYGIENIST AND THERAPIST
  • Marcia Silva-Williams

    Marcia Silva-Williams

        DENTAL HYGIENIST

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