Dental Hygienist Lincoln

Dental Hygienist Lincoln

Dental Hygienist in Lincoln at Lincoln Dental and Implant studio believe in a preventative approach to oral health.

1)What happens at a Dental Hygienist appointment and What are the benefits of seeing a Dental Hygienist?

Dental hygienist Services in Lincoln at Lincoln Dental and Implant Studio involve preventative dental health and treating gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’ or PMPR ).

They can also remove stains from your teeth with air-flow stain removal therapy.

Your hygienist will also provide advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. Dental hygienists in Lincoln can also apply topical Fluoride on patients’ teeth for caries prevention.

They also advise our patients to correct oral home care and help them to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

2)How much does it cost to see a dental hygienist UK?

At Lincoln Dental and implant Studio, our dental hygienist charges start from £48.

If you are on our affordable family dental plans, you get free dental hygienist appointments in Lincoln.

3)Can you book a hygienist without seeing the dentist?

Dental hygienists and dental therapists can carry out their full scope of practice without prescription and without the patient having to see a dentist first. The only exception to this is teeth whitening, which must still be carried out on a prescription from a dentist.

At Lincoln Dental and implant Studio, our dental hygienists provide direct access to non-registered patients as well. Direct access is ideal if you are looking for a deep clean between your regular exams with your dentist or for surface stain removal.

If the hygienist identifies a need for further complex dental treatment, they will refer you to your family dentist in Lincoln at Lincoln Dental and implant Studio.

4)How to maintain good oral hygiene and oral health?

Maintaining good dental hygiene is simple. All you need to do is:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with an Electric or Manual Brush
  • Flossing at least once each day
  • Eating a healthy diet with nutrients needed for strong teeth, like calcium and vitamin D
  • Limiting sugary foods that cause tooth decay
  • Six monthly appointments with your dentist in Lincoln and dental hygienist in Lincoln

Your brushing technique is very important. Improper brushing either doesn’t help much or could cause problems like gum recession and sore gums. If you have any questions about your technique, our dental hygienist at Lincoln Dental and Implant Studio will help when you come in for your Dental Hygienist appointment in Lincoln.

5)What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is inflammation and some bleeding of the gums caused by plaque build-up at the gumline and between your teeth. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation but no bone loss.

6)What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is also known as gum disease. Gingivitis if left unattended leads to periodontitis where the supporting bone and gums that hold your teeth in place are damaged causing bone damage and early teeth loss. One out of twenty people suffers from gum disease in the UK.

7)How can you prevent gum disease?

Daily oral hygiene is vital in preventing the onset and growth of gum disease. Brushing and flossing keep teeth free from plaque-generating bacteria. In addition, it is important to visit the Dental Hygienist regularly for professional mechanical removal of calculus.

8)How often should I visit a hygienist?

The frequency of your dental hygienist visit in Lincoln depends on your clinical needs. We do advise regular 6 monthly appointments with our dental hygienist to maintain good gum health.

Contact us today at 01522304314 at Lincoln Dental and Implant Studio to book your Dental Hygienist appointment in Lincoln.