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The cornerstone of excellent long term dental health

We believe in preventative care, with hygiene treatments an important factor when considering overall oral health. Our highly experienced and motivated hygienists are skilled at spotting and treating gum disease and decay before it becomes a more serious issue, and providing professional cleans that leave your teeth feeling clean and sparkling.

At The Old Stables, we are committed to providing you with constant preventative care and help you feel confident looking after your beautiful smile. You don’t need to see the dentist before attending for a hygiene appointment. If you would like to see the hygienist, please get in touch.

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Why are hygiene appointments important?

Dental plaque is a bacterial film that sticks to your teeth and gums, causing tooth decay and gum disease if not removed. A good brushing and flossing routine at home will be able to tackle most of the plaque, but your hygienist can help with any build up in harder to reach areas. During your appointment, we also assess the current condition of your gums and help your oral care at home with tips and advice.

If left unchecked, decay and gum disease can damage perfect teeth and cause bad breath, inflammation, receding gums and eventually lead to tooth loss.

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What happens during a hygiene appointment?

Initially, we take a look at the condition of your gums and ask a few questions about your general health and oral hygiene routine at home. We give tips and advice on how to effectively care for your teeth and gums, including showing you bespoke brushing and flossing techniques.

The main part of your hygiene appointment is a professional deep clean, removing stubborn plaque and tartar from all areas of your mouth. We then polish your teeth, leaving them feeling smooth and sparkling clean.

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Laser gum treatments

Our hygienist Lianne Broome is certified with the British Institute of Laser Dentistry, and qualified to provide laser treatment for gum health benefits.

The laser is used to help with the removal of bacteria between the tooth and gum, and can drastically improve gum health by dramatically lowering the bacterial count present.

We can also use lasers to treat cold sores and ulcers, to increase blood circulation and promote healing.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How often should I visit the hygienist?

    How often you visit for a hygiene appointment will depend on the condition of your teeth and gums. We suggest every six months is ideal for maintaining excellent gum health, but your hygienist will let you know how long you should leave between visits at the end of your appointment.

  • Do I have to be referred for hygiene treatment by my dentist?

    You no longer have to see the dentist before booking a hygiene appointment. If you feel you would benefit from an additional visit to the hygienist in between your regular dental check ups, please contact us to book an appointment.

  • Can the hygienist whiten my teeth?

    While the aim of a hygiene appointment is not to whiten teeth, you may find your teeth appear brighter and whiter after a deep clean by the hygienist. If you would like more information about our whitening treatment, please get in touch.

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