How often should I visit a dental hygienist?
28 September 2023
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for your overall health and well-being. Regular visits to a dental hygienist play a crucial role in achieving this goal. Let’s embark on a journey towards a healthier, brighter smile.
The Role of Dental Hygienists
Dental hygienists are trained professionals specialising in preventive oral care. They work alongside our dentists to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy. During your appointments, our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, remove plaque and tartar build-up, and provide valuable insights into your oral hygiene practices.
Frequency of Dental Hygiene Visits
The frequency of your visits to a dental hygienist depends on several factors, including your oral health, age, and risk factors for dental issues. As a general guideline, most individuals benefit from visiting a dental hygienist at least twice a year. These biannual visits help in early detection and prevention of dental problems.
Customised Oral Health Plans
At DS Dental Studio, our dental hygienist will assess your oral health and create a personalised plan tailored to your needs. For some, more frequent visits may be necessary, especially if you have a history of gum disease, dental restorations, or other specific concerns. Conversely, individuals with excellent oral health may require fewer visits.
What Happens During a Dental Hygiene Appointment?
During your visit to a dental hygienist, you can expect a series of steps to ensure your oral health is in top shape. These steps typically include:
- Assessment: Your hygienist will begin by assessing your oral health, looking for signs of gum disease, cavities, or other issues.
- Cleaning: Thorough cleaning of your teeth using specialised instruments to remove plaque and tartar, which can’t be removed by regular brushing.
- Polishing: Polishing your teeth to remove surface stains and leave your smile looking and feeling great.
- Education: Your hygienist will provide valuable tips and recommendations for at-home oral care practices.
Benefits of Regular Dental Hygiene Visits
- Prevention: Regular visits help prevent dental issues like cavities and gum disease.
- Early Detection: They allow for the early detection of oral health problems, making treatment more manageable and less costly.
- Personalized Care: Dental hygienists offer personalised advice on improving your oral hygiene routine.
Why Choose DS Dental Studio for Composite Bonding?
DS Dental Studio stands as a beacon of excellence in dental care, offering a wide range of dental hygienist treatments. With a commitment to providing top-tier oral health services, DS Dental Studio is your trusted partner for maintaining a bright and healthy smile. Our team of dedicated professionals is well-versed in the latest dental hygiene techniques and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best possible care for our patients.
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DS Dental Studio is minutes away from four tube stations:
- Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
- Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
- White City (Central Line)
- Shepherds Bush (Central Line)
Shepherds Bush Station is a short walk from DS Dental Studio. Served by London Overground, and Southern with convenient connections at Clapham Junction for journeys from further afield.
Easy parking availability at Westfield London Car Park, on Ariel Way. We are easily signposted from the A40, and if you are using a Sat Nav, use the postcode W12 7SL. Free parking is available for blue badge holders in the middle level car park.
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