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Feel in control of your oral health with bespoke preventive treatment from our exceptional hygienist.

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Why have hygiene treatment?

  • Prevent issues such as gum disease from developing or worsening
  • Improve your confidence with a brighter, fresher smile
  • A professional clean for healthy teeth and gums
  • Tailored tips and advice from our expert hygienist

Make paying for your hygiene treatment even easier

We want to help make it easy for you to access regular hygiene treatment and care. Our monthly payment schemes, arranged via Denplan, allow you to budget for your private dental care and cover an agreed amount of hygiene appointments per year. To find out more about how you can spread the cost of your routine treatment with our payment plans, please get in touch.

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Why choose Ruskington Dental?

  • Completely tailored treatment and patient-focused approach
  • Highly qualified and experienced expert hygienist
  • Dedicated to preventive care prioritising your oral health
  • Modern practice using advanced equipment and techniques

Why are hygiene appointments important?

Your oral health is hugely dependent on your gums, and maintaining good dental hygiene is an essential part of your routine daily care. While your brushing and flossing at home does most of the work to get rid of plaque on your teeth, a professional clean removes stubborn build ups and tartar deposits from hard to reach areas. Your hygienist is best placed to look after your gum health, preventing gum disease and decay.

The symptoms of gum disease can be mild, but, if left untreated, the condition can develop and lead to tooth loss. We look out for signs of gum disease and decay, enabling us to spot and treat it before it is allowed to worsen. Good dental hygiene can have a positive effect on the rest of your body too, as gum disease has been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

What does a hygiene appointment involve?

At the start of your appointment, our hygienist asks you a little about your general health, making sure you are fit and well. We also ask if you have any concerns about your oral health, and give you the chance to ask any questions or highlight any problem areas.

The main part of your appointment is a deep clean of your teeth, removing plaque and tartar build up to help prevent or slow the progress of gum disease and decay. This is followed by a professional polish to leave your teeth feeling smoother and brighter, with a renewed shine.

To finish, we give you plenty of dental health advice, including how to properly care for your teeth and gums at home. We can also show you how to use cleaning tools such as interdental toothbrushes and dental floss.

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Frequently asked questions

  • The amount of time you should leave between your hygiene appointments really depends on the condition of your teeth and gums. For most patients, a visit every six months is enough to give a deep clean and check for gum disease and decay. In some cases, your hygienist may advise you to return more or less often, depending on your individual case.

  • You may find your dental hygiene treatment uncomfortable, especially while your hygienist is cleaning away stubborn areas of plaque and tartar. We aim to create a calm environment, helping you feel at ease during treatment. If you are feeling nervous, please tell us. We will ensure you know what to expect and are always guided by you, stopping to give you a break if necessary.

  • Yes, you are able to see the hygienist without first seeing the dentist. If you feel you would benefit from a professional clean, have some concerns about your oral hygiene or simply would like a confidence-boosting freshen up, you are able to book an appointment without being referred by your dentist. However, it is important that you keep up with your regular dental check ups so your dentist can keep an eye on your wider dental health.

  • The symptoms of gum disease include swollen, bright red gums that may bleed easily when brushed, bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth and increased sensitivity or pain when you eat. It is important to take note of these symptoms, but your hygienist will be able to monitor any signs of gum disease at your regular appointments.

  • Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. If this sticky substance is not removed, it can turn into hard tartar and start to irritate the gums, leading to redness and soreness. Without treatment, gingivitis can turn into bigger problems for your mouth such as periodontitis. This means the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These pockets can collect debris that can become infected. In some people, their immune system can overreact and start to break down the gum tissue and even the bone that supports the tooth.

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