A prerequisite for an appointment with one of our Hygienists is a current prescription for hygiene treatment. This prescription from your dentist ensures that our hygiene team can provide the right treatment for your individual needs. If you visit one of our Devonshire House dentists for your routine dental care a prescription will automatically be put in place for you when you have an examination and will be held within our records where our hygienists can access it. However, if you visit a different practice for your routine care you will need to contact your dentist to obtain a hygiene prescription before booking an appointment. You or your dentist can send the prescription directly to our reception team to reach us a minimum of a week before your appointment.
Our dental hygienists are very experienced in managing treatment of patients suffering from gum disease, in collaboration with our Specialist Periodontist 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.
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.
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