Dental Hygienist Reading

Dental Hygienist and prevention

At Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care we provide a range of holistic and preventative services, including:

  • Dental hygiene
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Oral health education and advice
  • Gum disease prevention
  • Gum disease treatment

We advise all our clients to attend regular dental appointments to prevent oral diseases and allow a proper analysis for symptoms of gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer.

Teeth for Life at our Reading Dental Practice!

Our dental team firmly believe that teeth should last a lifetime and we are here to help you enjoy oral health you can be confident with and keep diseases in and around your mouth at bay. Good oral health and a radiant, healthy smile are essential for good well-being, and we do all we can to ensure that our patients are happy and healthy.

Although dental hygienists in Reading work hard to prevent tooth decay and tooth loss, you can see and benefit from a dental hygienist’s help, even if you have already suffered from issues in the past such as gum disease. Here at Gipsy Lane, we’re a team of incredibly experienced, warm and understanding experts and we want all of our patients to feel confident and comfortable during their time with us. So, no matter how bad you think your teeth look or feel, we’d love to hear from you as we’ll be able to help.

Why see a Dental Hygienist Reading?

Dental hygienists are experts in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. They have a range of skills and expert training in providing hygiene and preventive services, from scaling and polishing to the application of fissure sealants.

Hygienists are often undervalued, but they are an extremely important part of the Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care team. If your dentist advises you to see a dental hygienist this is because you would benefit from their expertise. In terms of gum health and cleaning, hygienists actually receive more detailed training than dentists and you will be in safe hands.

In addition to treating and preventing gum disease, your dental hygienist can also discuss why you are developing problems in your mouth. They can show you how to brush your teeth properly and discuss diet and lifestyle choices.

“First visit with Clare who is extremely thorough and pleasant with it. It was a pleasure instead of a chore, would highly recommend her”

How often should you see a dental hygienist?

Although our dental hygienists in Reading can look after a wide range of issues, first and foremost their focus is on your dental hygiene and the removal of plaque. Plaque is constantly forming to create a sticky layer on the surface of the teeth, and although a good dental hygiene routine at home will keep some plaque at bay, typically, it will still build up in hard-to-reach areas and can cause irreversible damage if left long enough.

Our hygienists in Reading are extremely skilled and knowledgeable about this area of dentistry and have the expertise needed to remove plaque build-up to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend you book in to see your hygienist once every 6 months, alternatively, they can discuss your recall interval with you based on your clinical needs.

Our Dental Hygienist Team

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Clare Wilson

Dental Hygienist

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Amy O’Brien

Practice Manager and Dental Hygienist

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Leanne Parsons

Dental Hygienist

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For all your Hygienist and Preventative Dentistry in Reading, services Contact Us today. If you are a Nervous Patient why not read more about how we can help put you at ease.

Our Fees

Direct Access – £85

Standard Hygiene – £70

Extensive Hygiene – £140

Frequently Asked Questions

What do dental hygienists do?

When it comes to the cleanliness of your teeth and gums, there’s no one better qualified to help than a dental hygienist in Reading. They can spot even the earliest signs of oral diseases such as Periodontitis and provide preventative care as well as treatment to ensure your oral health is at the top of its game.

Our team of dental hygienists are experts in preventing gum disease and plaque and tartar, and how best to keep these things at bay. As well as practical support, we can also offer a wealth of advice and knowledge that you can take home with you.

Is a dental hygienist painful?

There are some deep cleaning procedures that a dental hygienist might perform, such as a scale and polish. This is a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth and gums, where our hygienist will start by scraping away any build-up of plaque, tartar or calculus from the teeth, this is known as the scale. Once our hygienist is satisfied that your teeth have been descaled, they’ll go on to polish the surface of the teeth, essentially cleaning them deeply – this is the polish.

This is one of the most common treatments a dental hygienist will perform, but it shouldn’t be painful. You may feel a slight bit of discomfort during the scaling procedure, especially if you have a stubborn build-up of calculus but it shouldn’t be too severe. You should let your hygienist know if you’re finding the procedure painful at any time.

Does a hygienist whiten teeth?

Yes, a dental hygienist can work with you to whiten your teeth. Whether it’s by offering advice or performing the treatment in our dental clinic, you can have this sort of treatment carried out by one of our dental hygienists in Reading.

Can a hygienist remove brown stains?

A dental hygienist can work to brighten your smile with deep and comprehensive teeth cleaning, such as a scale and polish. Often this treatment will remove all traces of plaque, as well as mild staining for a whiter and brighter smile.

In some cases where staining is severe, you may need additional treatments, but this is something that can be discussed during your consultation with your dentist or your dental hygienist in Reading.

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