Visting the Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists are mainly concerned with ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’).

However, perhanps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you the care that is tailored to your needs. 

What services do you offer? 

Hygienists Aaliyah and Heena offer several gentle and effective professional hygiene treatments at Smile Dental Care, including:  

Scale and Polish – A gentle 20 minute treatment that removes plaque and staining from tea, coffee, red wine, and smoking from the surface of your teeth, leaving them feeling fresh and smooth.  

Deep Gum Treatment – This is usually on prescription from a dentist. It is an extensive scaling, tartar, and stain removal treatment using modern ultrasound to loosen calculus and plaque from your teeth and the spaces between them. Our professional team ensures all loosened material are removed with our cutting edge hand scalers. Thereafter, they carry out a cosmetic polish using specially formulated prophylaxis paste. During this 30-60 minute treatment, your hygienist will provide advice on effective brushing techniques, dietary habits, and maintaining good oral hygiene.  

 • Air Polish – Air Polish or Air Flow Therapy is a pain and risk free treatment to remove superficial staining from teeth. Air Polish uses a mixture of air, jet water and fine powder particles to polish and clean your teeth dramatically. This treatment does not use any chemicals and therefore there is no risk to patients of any irritation or sensitivity. Air Polish is an advanced version of a scaling and polish treatment, lasting between 30-40 minutes but the patient will walk away the same day with amazing, clean results. This can be done at regular intervals to maintain the visage of your teeth. Alternatively, you can discuss other cosmetic options such as teeth whitening treatment.

I’m not a patient, can I still book a hygiene appointment? 

Yes – Aaliyah and Heena provide an independent service and can be directly accessed. You do not need to be registered with a dentist to benefit from their services.

However, this service is not a substitute for regular and professional assessment by a qualified dentist and all clients are advised to visit a dentist for a full assessment.

Hygiene appointments are available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays  To book your next dental hygienist appointment with Aaliyah and Heena, contact Smile Dental Care today.