At Smileworks we want you to be healthy and care deeply about your wellbeing. For you to enjoy a lifetime of strong teeth, perfect gums and fresh breath, brushing and flossing is not enough.
You cannot keep your mouth healthy without regular dental hygienist appointments. No matter how much teeth cleaning goes on in the bathroom, you’ll not be able to reach bacteria below the gum-line that causes bad breath and gum disease. For that you need a scale and polish from the professionals. If you think you need help with gum disease then follow the link to our gum disease page. For the newest and most exciting hygiene treatment follow the link to Airflow dental treatment.
Call to book your hygiene appointment at Smileworks and enjoy care, skill and attention to detail from your practitioner. Call: 0151 236 5166 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Here are the benefits of a professional hygiene appointment. Caring for your teeth with regular hygiene appointments may prevent:
Periodontal disease (gum disease)
Pain and discomfort
It’s not just bad breath you need to worry about. Bacteria from periodontal disease has been linked with serious conditions including diabetes, heart attacks kidney disease, asthma and even preterm births.
With this in mind hygiene and oral health is at the centre of what we do at Smileworks and before treatments such as veneers and braces, you will see our hygienists for teeth scaling and to make sure your mouth is healthy before our cosmetic dentists proceed with their work.
Many of our patients join one of our Smileworks Memberships to better care for their new smiles and keep everything working beautifully for longer.
*Most of our patients pay for their treatment monthly on one of our dental memberships*
Dental Hygiene Therapists are different from dentists. They are focussed on preventative care. Sure they can offer you teeth whitening, white fillings and composite bonding but they are here to help you maintain your health. Dental hygiene therapists can do all the things a hygienist can do and more, and won’t cost you extra!
HYGIENE APPOINTMENT STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE
You will have ample time with your hygienist to discuss your medical history, any pre-existing conditions and what you hope to achieve from your hygiene appointments. You can discuss anything from bad breath to poorly fitting dentures and tooth wear.
Dental hygiene therapists are more highly trained than hygienists and can also talk to you about whitening, stain removal, broken fillings, old crowns and even your orthodontic treatment! If you require more complex treatment they will arrange for you to be referred to one of our lovely dentists.
There are a whole range of diagnostics and tests that you can discuss with your hygiene therapist from taking X-rays to charting the progress of gum disease. Of course, x-rays and charting is included in your hygiene fee.
The treatment is entirely customised and your hygienist will first carefully assess your mouth with the thoroughness and care you can expect from a private dentist.
For cleaning, we use a specialist instrument called a dental ultrasonic scaler that sprays a tiny jet of air and water below the gum line where floss and interdental brushes cannot reach. This blasts away the plaque, tarter and bacteria leaving your mouth clean and fresh.
Then polish is applied with a small circular buffer that gives you an amazing feeling of freshness and also removes surface staining and makes your smile instantly brighter and white. Here at Smileworks we also have an air abrasion unit which removes tough stains and leaves the teeth naturally white.
This is a jet of air with tiny abrasive particles which gets rid of everything leaving the teeth super clean. Many patients ask, ‘what can a dental hygienist do?’ Well the answer may surprise you. You’ll be surprised to learn how a dental hygiene therapists’ scope of practice is much broader in 2021.
Many patients ask, ‘what can a dental hygienist do?’ Well the answer may surprise you. You’ll be surprised to learn how a dental hygiene therapists’ scope of practice is much broader in 2021.
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