Healthy teeth and gums start with regular check-up appointments with your dentist and regular dental hygiene appointments. Keeping up to date with your dental check-ups and dental hygiene appointments will keep your smile healthy and help to maintain good dental hygiene. Good dental hygiene plays a big part in ensuring the long term health of your teeth, gums and general health.
Pendragon Health, London standard dental hygiene appointments are for approximately 30 minutes. During the dental hygiene appointment our skilled hygienist will routinely scale and polish your teeth using both a variety of dental hygiene methods including an Ultra Sonic Scaler which can remove surface stains and break down unsightly build ups that can wreak havoc with your dental health. The dental hygiene appointment is a very popular treatment with our patients due to the effects of stain removal from your teeth which can boost your confidence
Towards the end of the dental hygiene appointment the hygienist will advise you, in personalised detail, on ways to optimise your dental hygiene levels with maintenance care at home. This could include how to use dental floss effectively and alternatives to using dental floss for those who find it particularly difficult and/or inconvenient to use. The dental hygiene appointments can also work in conjunction with your dentists appointments to get the best results from your dental treatment.
During your dental hygiene appointment our hygienists will discuss and advise you on:
- Effective tooth brushing and flossing.
- Prevention of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
- Prevention of unpleasant tastes and bad breath.
- How certain gum diseases can affect or complicate other health problems e.g. heart disease.
The dentists at Pendragon Health, London recommend that you have your dental hygiene appointment as recommended; this is usually on average every three to six months.
Dental Hygiene appointments are available with Pendragon Health, London to patients who have had a check up with a dentist within the twelve month period before the hygiene appointment is booked. If you are not a registered patient with Pendragon Health, London, and have had your check-up with another dental practice, our hygienist will require a referral document to be completed and returned by your dentist prior to booking your dental hygiene appointment.