Behind Every Great Smile is a Dental Hygienist

Behind Every Great Smile is a Dental Hygienist

When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, dental hygiene goes beyond just brushing and flossing your teeth. At Riverside Dental, our dental hygienist team plays a vital role in maintaining your overall health by providing professional care and guidance to ensure that your teeth and gums are in the best condition. From routine cleanings to preventative treatments, dental hygienists are experts in their field, and have the knowledge and expertise to keep your teeth and gums healthy, minimise the risk of dental problems, and maintain a bright and confident smile. Read on to explore the important role your dental hygienist plays in your overall oral health, and be sure to schedule regular appointments to benefit from their expertise and keep your smile shining bright.

Dental Hygiene for Overall Health

A healthy smile not only enhances our appearance, but also contributes to our overall well-being. Our oral health plays a significant role in our general health, and neglecting it can lead to various health problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, and even more serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

This is where our dental hygienists come in, as they are trained professionals who work closely with our team of dentists to provide comprehensive dental care and specialise in preventing and treating oral health issues. Dental hygienists are often referred to as preventive healthcare providers as their primary goal is to help patients achieve and maintain good oral health, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being.

One of the key responsibilities of our dental hygienist team is performing dental cleanings, to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can be challenging to remove with regular brushing and flossing alone. By using specialised tools, our hygienists ensure that your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, preventing bad breath, and enhancing the overall appearance of the teeth. Dental hygienists also protect vulnerable areas of the teeth, such as exposed tooth roots or dental restorations, by applying dental sealants or fluoride treatments. These preventive measures help strengthen and protect the teeth, ensuring their longevity.

Secondly, a reputable and reliable dental hygienist plays a vital role in the early detection of oral health issues. During routine examinations, our hygienists are able to conduct comprehensive examinations of the mouth, thoroughly assessing the health of the gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues and looking for any signs of dental problems. They look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues, and if any concerns are identified, they can then be addressed with an appropriate treatment plan. Early detection allows for prompt treatment or referrals, preventing these issues from progressing and causing further damage and potential complications, as well as more severe oral health issues.

From routine cleanings to expert advice, regular checkups with our dental hygienist team will maintain optimal oral health and also allow our team to identify early signs of oral health issues and provide appropriate treatment before they worsen. Their expertise in identifying and treating oral health issues is invaluable in maintaining a healthy smile, and we offer a comprehensive focus upon prevention and treatment, as well as encouraging our patients to care for their teeth and long-term oral health. By following our guidance on proper oral hygiene techniques, including brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, you can prevent plaque buildup and more serious dental problems, maintaining a healthy smile and preventing potential health complications.

Our Dental Hygienist Team

At Riverside Dental Spa, our friendly and professional dental hygienist team offers a range of treatments that will leave you with sparkling clean teeth, healthy gums, and fresh breath. During your visit, our hygienists will provide a range of cleaning services as part of our comprehensive dental hygiene treatment, including: 

  • A thorough clean to remove plaque and harmful bacteria 
  • An air polish to eliminate stains (including the High Gloss Clean & Polish option)
  • Soft tissue management to maintain the health of your gums.
  • A fresh breath clinic to ensure you leave our practice feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Our Clean & Polish treatments utilise innovative spray technology to remove persistent stains caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, and red wine, and to access all the areas of your teeth and gums that are hard to reach with normal cleaning, giving you a brighter smile and improving your oral health. It is also an ideal option for special occasions like weddings, holidays, and job interviews, and as a quick fix if you are pushed for time before an event.

Our team of dental hygienists also employ airflow therapy techniques as part of their hygiene treatments. This treatment uses a combination of water, compressed air, and fine powder particles to remove persistent stains and discolouration on your teeth, as well as plaque and other build-ups.

With both pre-booked and walk-in appointments available, our dental hygienist team tailors their treatments to your specific needs and requirements, so click here to explore our treatments in more detail and to access our pricing list.

Dental Hygienist Treatments in Battersea

Don't underestimate the importance of dental hygiene, as behind every great smile is a dental hygienist. Their expertise in preventive care and dental cleaning contributes to a healthy smile and reduces the risk of dental problems, and their personalised advice empowers individuals to take control of their long-term oral hygiene.

By scheduling regular appointments with a dental hygienist, you can ensure that your smile remains bright and confident, while also safeguarding your overall health, so book yourself in for a dental hygiene appointment at your convenience.


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