HYGIENIST

Focus on preventative care.

A professional clean in those hard to see or reach areas.

Treat bad breath, gum disease and detect oral cancer 

Bad breath, bleeding gums and even oral cancer can be avoided by frequently seeing a hygienist.


At Burnham Dental Practice we have a hygienist who can help you keep your mouth fresh and healthy. 

What services can a hygienist offer?  

  • Scale and polish –removal of hard, built-up plaque and tartar which can’t be removed by even the most frequent brushing at home 

  • Root planning or ‘deep-cleaning’ – reattaching the gum to the tooth. Provided to patients displaying early signs of gum disease

  • Oral hygiene advice - from tips on how to prevent the build-up of plaque by better brushing,  flossing and tongue scraping to advice on diet to avoid tooth decay

  • Fluoride treatments - including fissure sealants and fluoride varnishes

  • Air polishing – a gentle procedure which is guaranteed to remove 100% plaque and everyday stains using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles. Suitable for patients with dental implants, veneers, crowns and bridges

 

Air Polish

Tooth cleaning is of particular importance in order to prevent gum disease and dental caries.  The air polishing service offered by Burnham Dental Practice uses gentle cleaning agents to thoroughly clean and polish your teeth.  This efficiently helps to prevent gingivitis, periodontitis and dental caries.

Who Should ask the hygienist for an air polish

  • Cases of teeth staining - If you have discoloured teeth, usually due to tea, coffee, smoking or red wine

  • Cases of plaque deposits

  • Cleaning of fissures before sealing with fissure sealant therapy

  • Cleaning of braces or preparation of surfaces before bonding or removal of adhesive residue

  • Before a filling, veneer or inlay to ensure the best result and lifespan of your filling

  • Cleaning healthy teeth to get an accurate shade before having a bridges, crowns, inlays and onlays made.

  • Before teeth whitening for optimum effectiveness of whitening agent.

Sasha Findlay

Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist