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Our in-house dental hygiene therapist is a preventative and restorative force for good when it comes to your gum health.

During your hygienist check-ups, they will remove plaque and tartar from your gum line.

Helping you to avoid the threat of gum disease

Many people associate tooth-related issues with decay. However, it’s gum disease that is most responsible for avoidable tooth loss in adult patients. It’s our mission to help ensure our patients are aware of this so they can take action to protect teeth, gums, health, and general well-being.

Gum disease is linked to a variety of other health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and dementia, so it’s worth remembering that protecting your gums also means you’re protecting your overall health too.

What happens during a hygienist appointment?

Everyone’s hygienist experience will be different, as no two people have the same risk factors for gum disease or at-home maintenance routine. You can expect a hygienist appointment to involve some or all of the following:

Asking you about any abnormalities you may have noticed

We will ask you about symptoms like bleeding gums, changes to your bite you may have noticed and increased tooth sensitivity. Your hygienist will also examine your mouth for symptoms you may not have noticed, like gum recession and dental erosion.

Scale and polish

Most patients will require this, as it’s normal to have even just a very small amount of plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth over time.

Examine your gum disease risk factors

We will ask you if you would like to discuss your lifestyle with us so we can identify what could be causing plaque, tartar, and other gum disease-related symptoms.

Diagnose gum disease

During your appointment, we will identify if gum disease has occurred and how far this has progressed. Once we understand which stage this is at, a plan can be formulated to reduce symptoms so that your underlying bone and gum structures do not deteriorate any further. This may involve inviting you back for ongoing treatment.

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Why choose Ashbourne Road for Hygienist check-ups and treatment?

Ashbourne Road Dental is a long-established dental practice in the heart of Derby with an excellent reputation for patient care.

Our vision is to create a dental practice that reflects quality, has a caring attitude towards our patients, and a team that strives every day to do our utmost for patients.

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