For most of us dental hygienists are an essential part of achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth. Hygienists often get a reputation for being fierce! At Craigentinny we have a team of 3 hygienists who have been chosen for their ability to communicate well, put you at ease and more importantly be gentle!
They can help you get that super clean feeling back with a thorough scale and polish, with our new airflow treatments too they can even shift stubborn stains from tea, coffee, red wine or smoking.
If you can develop a really effective home care routine, then you will need less dental treatment. Our dental hygienist in edinburgh can help you with this, sifting through the thousands of available brushes, flosses or mouthwashes to find the right one for you.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from Gum Disease or Periodontal disease the hygienists can also undertake more extensive treatment to help control or even eliminate the problem. In line with modern thinking it is now possible to choose to access our hygiene team direct without seeing the dentist first if you wish. Just ask our reception team for a direct access visit.
So whether you need a quick brighten up with a regular scale and polish or extensive treatment for gum disease our in house hygiene team are there to help.
If you can’t remember the last time you visited the dental hygienist, then it is time to book an appointment. Neglecting your oral health can have a negative impact on your overall health.
At Craigentinny, we are committed to providing efficient and affordable preventive dental care to patients of all ages. Our experienced dental hygienist in Edinburgh works closely with our dentist to offer you complete dental care. If it’s been a while since you visited the dental hygienist in Edinburgh, we urge you to book your next appointment as soon as possible.
What does the check-up entail?
Our dental hygienist in Edinburgh will examine your mouth for evidence of issues such as gum disease or periodontal disease. If you have gum disease, more extensive treatment may be required. We will also look for signs of oral cancer, especially if you are a smoker.
When your examination is finished, we will proceed to the scale and polish treatment. If you suffer from cavities, or you have problems with your restorations, a clean and polish procedure may not be implemented immediately after your dental check-up. In any case, your dental hygienist will guide you through the next steps, and it is possible to book a hygienist appointment separate from your general check-up.
Should plaque and tartar be removed?
While brushing and flossing remove a considerable amount of plaque and tartar from the teeth, nothing can be compared to the diligence of a professional cleaning service at Craigentinny. Your dental hygienist in Edinburgh will descale your teeth and remove plaque that hides alongside your gum line.
Why is polishing important?
Once the cleaning has been performed, we will use a special paste to polish your teeth and remove surface stains caused by smoking or pigmented foods. However, teeth polishing cannot substitute teeth whitening, therefore persistent stains won’t go away. Polishing your teeth will prevent bacteria from sticking on your enamel for a while.
Prevention is better than cure
Staying on top of your oral health is a constant struggle. To ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and disease-free, schedule your next dental appointment by contacting us today.