Dental Hygienists

Dental therapists that specialise in healthy teeth and gums

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How often should I see a dental hygienist?

Our in house dental therapists have specialised in keeping your teeth and gums healthy by helping prevent a build-up plaque (constantly forming sticky film of bacteria). Plaque is the main cause for gum disease. The symptoms of gum disease are sore or bleeding gums and bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss.

As well as cleaning teeth what do hygienists do?

Our dental hygienists and therapists can address several issues, and specialise in the following treatments:

  • Scaling and polishing teeth
  • Preventative care for gum disease
  • Deep clean airflow treatment
  • Advice on how to care for your teeth well at home
  • White fillings and fissure sealants

Meet Dayle, our hygienist at Reading Smiles

Your routine dental appointment is every 6 months for an examination with the dentist. They usually carry out a quick scale and polish on your teeth, but they can recommend an appointment with the hygienist for a thorough clean, especially in between treatments, or if you have not been to see the dentist in a while and need an extensive clean. Dayle, our hygienist at our dental practice in Reading, does just that. See him here in action with the presenter Loose Women, Saira Khan

How much does an appointment with the dental hygienist cost?

We want to ensure visits are part of your routine preventative dental hygiene routine:

This covers your time with the hygienist and additional aftercare advice and instructions to ensure you can maintain your oral health well at home.

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