Top 5 Questions Patients Ask a Hygienist here at Gipsy Lane

Top 5 Questions Patients Ask a Hygienist here at Gipsy Lane

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Top 5 Questions Patients Ask a Hygienist at Gipsy Lane for a Professional Clean

Visiting the dentist, especially for a professional clean, often raises a multitude of questions in patients’ minds. At Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care, we believe that no question is too small. To help you prepare for your next visit, we’ve compiled the top 5 questions that our patients frequently ask our hygienists during their professional cleaning sessions.

1. “Is my home oral hygiene routine effective?”

This is perhaps the most common question we get. Many adults are surprised to learn they’ve been brushing or flossing incorrectly. Your hygienist will assess your current routine and provide guidance on how to optimize your home oral care. They might suggest a different toothbrush or recommend new techniques to ensure you’re effectively cleaning every corner of your mouth.

2. “Why do my teeth feel sensitive after a clean?”

Tooth sensitivity is a common issue that can result from various factors, such as enamel wear, gum recession, or even tooth grinding. Your hygienist can identify the likely causes of your sensitivity and suggest appropriate solutions, which may include special toothpaste, a softer toothbrush, or a mouthguard if you grind your teeth.

3. “Do I really need to floss?”

Yes, you do! Flossing /interdental cleaning plays an essential role in maintaining optimal oral health by removing plaque and food particles from between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Your hygienist can demonstrate the correct technique to ensure you’re flossing effectively and not damaging your gums.

4. “Why is fluoride important for my teeth?”

Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay. It’s especially beneficial for those prone to cavities. At Gipsy Lane, we often apply a fluoride varnish after a professional clean to give your teeth an extra layer of protection.

5. “What area of my mouth am I missing when cleaning my teeth at home?”

Even with the best intentions, it’s easy to miss certain areas when brushing and flossing at home. Especially if your teeth cross over. Your hygienist can identify these spots and show you how to reach them effectively. They may also suggest additional tools, like interdental brushes or water flossers, to help keep these tricky areas clean.

At Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care, we emphasise patient education as much as treatment. We encourage all our patients to ask questions and take an active role in their oral health. Remember, a professional clean is not only about having a sparkling smile but also about learning the best ways to maintain it!