Here at Brigstock Dental, we have long-term health and prevention at the heart of everything that we do.

We have built a dedicated hygiene room to ensure continuity of care and the importance of keeping healthy teeth and gums for life.

We want to keep your teeth clean, healthy and happy!

While good dental hygiene starts at home, it is also important to combine this with regular visits to the dental hygienist. Our hygienists can professionally clean your teeth above and below the gum line, commonly known as scaling and polishing. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a hygienist using specific equipment.

Nusarat Jahan

Dental Hygienist

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2016

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Karin Waske

Dental Hygienist

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Lucy Collin

Dental Hygienist

Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science Essex 2014 | National Certificate NEBDN 2009

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How can a Dental Hygienist help me?

A hygienist can help if:

  • You have stained teeth.
  • You have gum disease.
  • You struggle to maintain good dental hygiene.
  • You need advice on keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Why Should I see a Dental Hygienist?

Our hygienists will provide a thorough cleaning and polish, but much more importantly, the hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease.

Our highly skilled and gentle hygienists will show you the best ways to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish deposit that forms on your teeth when bacteria mixes with food and saliva. The bacteria in plaque produce chemicals that cause gum disease.

In turn, if untreated, this can lead to bleeding gums, gum shrinkage and, ultimately, tooth loss.

What is Gum Disease?

Our mouths are full of bacteria, known as plaque. The build-up of this plaque on our teeth causes inflammation of the gums, known as Gingivitis.

  • Gingivitis
    The gums around your teeth become red, swollen, and often bleed when you brush your teeth. This is the earliest sign of gum disease and shouldn’t be ignored. Gingivitis is completely reversible with daily brushing, flossing and regular professional cleans by a hygienist.
  • Periodontitis
    When gingivitis isn’t treated, it can lead to inflammation around the tooth, known as Periodontal disease. This causes irreversible destruction of the supporting gums and bone around your teeth. The gum starts to pull away from your teeth and form spaces known as ‘pockets.’

This can lead to tooth loss, which we want to prevent as much as possible!

What should I expect at my Dental Hygiene Appointment?

Our highly skilled, gentle hygienists will provide a full clean and polish and create a tailored treatment plan for your oral health care needs. They will thoroughly examine your gums and structures that support the teeth to help identify, prevent, protect, and, if necessary, treat them for gum disease.

We will ask you about your current at-home dental care routine, diet and lifestyle and provide advice on improvements we can make. And will incorporate both a rigorous at-home oral health care routine as well as in-practice visits.

We generally recommend once or twice a year visits to our Dental Hygienist/Periodontal Specialist, depending on your needs.

We also offer additional Airflow stain removal treatment.

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