Visiting our hygienist/therapist in Leicester is an essential part of good dental care. When you come for a regular hygienist appointment, our hygienist/therapist will work together with you to make sure that you have a comfortable and healthy mouth. This joint approach can help you tackle problems such as bad breath, bleeding gums, sensitivity, and much more, as well as prevent problems before they occur. They can also give you and your family the skills and the confidence to make a real difference to the health of your mouths.
Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a specially trained dental hygienist/therapist at Glen Dental who will help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time. Here is what you can expect from a hygiene appointment:
Dental hygiene at our practice also functions preventatively to treat gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.
It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.
Your gums are like cushions for your teeth; they surround the tooth from its crown to its root in the jaw and help to support a healthy mouth. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth, and without routine cleaning gum disease can occur. These are the stages of gum disease:
Fortunately, this can be avoided by attending regular hygiene check-ups at Glen Dental in Leicester and maintaining a good daily hygiene routine. Brushing between the teeth, flossing and replacing your toothbrush every three months will also benefit your gum health.
Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Bad breath can be improved by following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control. Causes of bad breath include:
If you are aware that your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, make an appointment with the hygienist for some advice and assistance.
"I have visited Glen Dental and had treatment with Shrik (dentist) and Victoria (hygienist) who have both been excellent –professional yet friendly during the treatment. Jo on reception is very friendly too and Nicole is a very good nurse-all in all a first class practice!"
MM, Newton Linford
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.