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
Use of fluoride, anti-bacterials and new dental care materials
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.