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Dental Hygienists Treatments

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team, to give care to our patients.

They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum disease - showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

What can you do to help the hygienist?

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' or a prophylaxis). However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you care that is tailored to your needs.

Can a dental hygienist do anything else?

Dental hygienists also take dental x-rays. The dentist will use these to help diagnose problems and decide on the possible treatment. Dental hygienists can also place fissure sealants, apply fluoride varnishes and administer fluoride treatments. Other procedures may be carried out by dental hygienists depending on the laws that apply where they work.

Tooth whitening is also 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 help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.

Can a hygienist help prevent dental disease?

This is what the training of the hygienist is all about. They will carefully remove the hard deposits of tartar (or ‘calculus') that build up on the teeth and teach you how to prevent them coming back. This will do a lot to slow the progress of gum disease.

By talking to you about your diet, and recommending other preventive measures, the hygienist can help you keep to a routine that will slow down tooth decay. Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.

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Rock House Dental Practice, The Rock, Tettenhall, WV6 8QB Tel - 01902 751 618 email - info@rockdental.co.uk

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Patient Testimonials

What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us?

"Being made to feel at ease from the point of booking to your last treatment"

Is there any improvement that we could make improve your experience?

"No, all of my experiences have been excellent"

"I am more than happy with how my Dentist handles my treatments, keep up the good work! Anoup feels more like a friend than a dentist which very much helps with my nerves"

What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us?

"Overcoming my phobia of 'The dentist' and knowing I will not be terrified when my next appointment comes around"

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"Althought a nervous patient, which must make the dentist feel aweful; When treating me Rock stops at nothing to ease my fears and make me feel comfortable, I am very grateful. 

How does your experience in our practice differ from others?

I have been a patient at Rock since I was a child, I have always been treated well but following a recent leadership change I am even more impressed. I'm a nervous patient at best but I am always put at ease. 

How does your experience with us differ from others?

"Much more friendly and relaxed environment" 

How does your experience with us differ from others?

"My appointments are not rushed. Plenty of time is granted for each procedure. I felt more comfortable and able to ask questions about my treatments and was not make to feel a fool for asking"

Tell us about your experience...

"My experience with Rock dates back to 6th April 2010. Since that time I have very much appreciated improved dental health due in my humble opinion to the regular (3/6 month) treatments by my dentist and very professional hygienist".

"Recently, I have had a new upper denture fitted as it was giving me trouble beforehand. In the event, when the new denture was fitted , I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and without endless modifications, that it had become comfortable. That experience to me was confirmation that my overall dental health was in safe hands. Thanks very much"

Tell us about your experiences..

"I have total confidence in my dentist at Rock Dental. He explains every aspect of my treatments diligently and the reasons why it is either necessary or advised. Good advice led me to make informed decisions about the care of my implants". 

Please tell us about your experience with us...

"Having had bad dental experiences since a child, I was nervous about every visiting a dentist again. Having seen an advert 'Nervous Patients Welcome' I plucked up the courage and called. Once I managed to get myself to the surgery Dr Anoup and his team worked hard to provide 1-2-1 comfort and help me to relax. It took a number of visits before I felt at ease as I was embarrassed by the look and condition of my teeth but now I no longer dread my dental visit. After intrusive work with implants I smile with confidents as much as possible. So glad I visited Rock".

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