Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

What is Dental Hygiene?

The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’). However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque.

It is very important for an implant patient to see the hygienist regularly, as with an implant there is no periodontal ligament to act as a shock absorber. This means that bone loss can occur due to traumatic occlusion. Peri-implantitis could also occur with poor oral hygiene and lack of maintenance visits.

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For more information send us an email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk

Contact us

To speak to someone or to book an appointment:
Wimborne: 01202 889960
Dorchester: 01305 757570

What other treatments will a hygienist do?

Dental hygienists take dental x-rays which the dentist will use these to help diagnose problems and decide on the best course of treatment. Dental hygienists can also place fissure sealants, apply fluoride varnishes and administer fluoride treatments. Tooth whitening is often carried out by the dental hygienist, under a prescription from your dentist.

Why is this dental treatment important?

Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, combined with looking after your teeth and gums properly at home, will keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath. It will also reduce the likelihood of periodontitis or implantitis. Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.

Will the treatment hurt?

Scaling and polishing is usually pain free. However, if you do have any discomfort the hygienist can use anaesthetic creams, or give you some local anaesthetic. It is important that you let the hygienist know at the time so they can help with your pain.

How long does the appointment last and what is the cost?

Our hygienist appointments normally last 30 minutes and will cost £70. The time may vary if, after seeing a dentist, they think you need more extensive work done with the hygienist, but this will be made clear to you prior to booking any appointment.

How many times should I see the hygienist?

We recommend that you see a hygienist at least once a year, preferably every 3-6 months depending on your oral hygiene. This is an excellent way to prevent future problems that will be far more costly than a hygienist visit.

What our patients say?

Dear Graham. Thank you so much for the care given to me by your surgery over the past year. I have been impressed by the friendliness and professionalism shown. The Skill and attention to detail shown by yourself, your surgery assistants and Stephen Taylor always marked by a sense of humour, gave me confidence with proceeding with the Implant surgery. I am so pleased that my dentist recommended me to you. Wishing you continued success.
Sincerely yours, John.
To the lovely team at South Coast Dental Thank you so much for being so nice and kind. I have been terrified of going to the dentist as long as I can remember, but you all put me at ease. I can now smile without thinking about it and cannot believe how my new teeth look and feel.
Thank you again. Sarah.

Where to find us?

South Coast Dental Specialists have two practices located in Wimborne & Dorchester, Dorset. We see patients from all over the south of England from Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and of course Dorset.

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist

Phone: 01202 889960
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: 11 Merley Park Rd, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA

Directions

We are located only 4 minutes away from Wimborne town center At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Oakley Hill/A349 Turn right onto Merley Park Rd your destination will be on the left.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train the nearest train station to us is Poole (5 miles away). There are taxis at the station or use the buses. Taxis will cost approx. £10-£15. You can catch the free Poole flyer from the train station to the bus station, please leave an extra hour if you are doing this.

If you are travelling by bus please click here to view more information of how to get to us.

We are located only 24 minutes away from Bournemouth town center. Via Gravel Hill/A349.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Poole town center. Follow Holes Bay Rd/A350 and A349 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley.

We are located only 26 minutes away from Christchurch town center. Follow B3073, Ham Ln and A31 to Merley Park Rd in Oakley

We are located only 48 minutes away from Southampton town center. Take A3024 to Mountbatten Way/A33.

 

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South Coast Implant & Cosmetic Dentist and Dental Learning Centre

Phone: 01305 757570
Email: info@southcoastdental.co.uk
Address: Avenue House, S Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DT

Directions

We are situated close to Dorchester town centre just off the B3144 in what was the large Conservative Club building.

If you are travelling by car we have ample car parking and disabled access.

If you are travelling by train there are two train stations in Dorchester – ‘Dorchester South’ which is only 0.2 miles away and ‘Dorchester West which is only 0.3 miles away.

If you are travelling by bus the closest bus stop is C1 on Trinity Street.

We are located only 16 minutes away from Weymouth town center. Follow A354, Weymouth Relief Rd and A354 to Weymouth Rd/B3147 in Dorchester.

We are located only 34 minutes away from Yeovil town center. Take Clarence St to Queensway/A30. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton

We are located only 1  hour and 39 minutes away from Wiltshire. Follow A360 to Salisbury Rd/A36 in Wilton.

We are located only 1  hour and 21 minutes away from Hampshire. Follow Bar End Rd/B3330 to A31.