Dental Hygiene

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Dental Hygienists are uniquely qualified to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease. Your hygienist will look after the health of your teeth and gums. They will discuss with you oral hygiene practices that will help you develop a good home care plan to keep your teeth healthy throughout your life.

Our hygienists are very experienced in managing treatment of patients suffering from gum disease, in collaboration with our Specialist Periodontists, Trisha Whitehead and Puneet Patel. They also support patients who have had implant treatment and require maintenance visits to ensure that the gums and bone remain healthy around the restorations.

A gathering of world specialists in the fields of cardiac disease, diabetes and gum disease concluded the following:

Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease may reduce part of the risk for diabetes and heart disease… By regulating infections in the mouth we can reduce systemic infections

First Oral Probiotic Symposium, Barcelona 2008

Our dental hygienists will be happy to provide specific advice on:

  • Oral disease and prevention of gum disease
  • Nutrition
  • Use of fluoride, anti-bacterials and new dental care materials
  • Tooth whitening
  • Smoking cessation

Patients wishing to visit Devonshire House for hygiene appointments only

If you have a dentist elsewhere that you see for your general dental care and would like to visit a Devonshire House hygienist, we will ask you to provide us with an annual written prescription from your general dentist.

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