Dental hygiene examinations

Visiting the hygienist is an important part of maintaining good oral health. At Limes Dental Practice, our hygienists provide excellent cleaning services alongside relevant advice.

Treatment

What a patient does at home with their toothbrushing and interproximal cleaning aids is the most importance part of achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth. A cleaning service includes descaling to remove calculus, and can include polishing to reduce stains. Recent evidence advises that polishing can increase future stain accumulation so caution must be taken before deciding if this is appropriate. Regular hygiene appointments enable you to smile brighter and with more confidence. More importantly, it will improve your oral hygiene and reduce your risk of developing gum disease and dental decay. We recommend that you visit the hygienist once every 3 to 12 months depending on a wealth of different factors which will be assessed by your dentist and hygienist when formulating your tailer hygiene treatment and maintenance plan. Making this a habit can improve your long-term dental health. Most significantly, as it prevents the build up of plaque and calculus that could lead to tooth decay or gum disease.

Process

During your dental hygiene appointment, your current levels of cleaning will be assessed and a tailored oral hygiene routine will be designed based on your individual needs. You will also receive specific advice for any issues you may have or wish to prevent in the future.

Frequently asked questions

How often should I visit the hygienist?

We recommend that you visit the hygienist once every 3 to 12 months depending on a wealth of different factors which will be assessed by your dentist and hygienist when formulating your tailer hygiene treatment and maintenance plan. Alongside good dental care practices, this will ensure plaque and calculus removal. As a result, this will help you to avoid related dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Is a hygiene examination painful?

A dental hygiene examination should be a pain free experience. Some patients may experince temperature and touch snesitivity if they have exposed dentine due to recession. If sensitivity during a hygiene visit is a concern, let us know and we can discuss options for your comfort.

How much will it cost?

Hygiene examinations start from £69, and can vary depending on your specific treatment. As always, before conducting any treatments we will discuss your options with you. We also provide you with a printed estimate of your treatment plan before starting.