While your daily dental routine should ensure your teeth and gums are protected from the daily build up of plaque and tartar, regular dental hygienist appointments at Wickford Dental will remove the plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places, and prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Gum disease and tooth decay are the most common oral diseases, affecting a very high percentage of the UK population. Over 80% of cavities occur inside small gaps on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot remove food left trapped after a meal. Visiting our Dental Hygienist at least once per year will help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and remove the food particles that your regular brushing does not reach.

Our Hygienist Service

We provide appointments with our experienced dental hygienists to comprehensively clean your teeth and gums and provide advice on your daily oral hygiene routine. Our dental hygiene appointments focus on 3 main areas:

Examination: Our hygienists will thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth looking for bleeding, inflammation, plaque or calculus build up.
Scale & Polish: This removes all plaque and calculus with the latest hygienist equipment, to get your teeth as clean as they can be.
Advice: Our friendly hygienists will provide you with advice and recommendations on how to improve your daily dental routine to help maintain those hard to reach areas on a day-to-day basis and to prevent long term problems.

Daily Dental Routine

– Brush your teeth twice per day, morning and evening
– Use an electric toothbrush for the most effective clean
– Use a good mouthwash after brushing
– Daily flossing helps to remove plaque and tartar from between your teeth
– Regular dental hygiene appointment with one of our friendly, experienced hygienists