Dental Hygienist In Norwich

Dental Hygienist Oral Hygiene Instructions

 

Good oral hygiene involves:

 

  • Brushing your teeth for about two minutes last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion everyday – it doesn't matter if you use an electric or manual toothbrush but some people find it easier to clean their teeth thoroughly with an electric toothbrush.
  • Using toothpaste that contains the right amount of fluoride (a natural mineral that helps protect against tooth decay).
  • Flossing your teeth regularly – preferably daily, before brushing your teeth.
  • Not smoking
  • Regularly visiting your dentist – at least once every one to two years, but more frequently if necessary.

 

See the teeth cleaning guide for more information and advice about how to keep your teeth clean.

 

 

Mouthwash

Antiseptic mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine or hexetidine are available over the counter from pharmacies. However, there's some debate about whether using mouthwash is necessary for people with healthy gums.

 

Your dentist may recommend using mouthwash if it helps control the build-up of plaque (the sticky substance that forms when bacteria collects on the surface of your teeth). Your dentist will be able to advise you about which type of mouthwash is most suitable and how to use it.

 

Chlorhexidine mouthwash can stain your teeth brown if you use it regularly. Rinse your mouth thoroughly between brushing your teeth and using a chlorhexidine mouthwash because some ingredients in toothpaste can prevent the mouthwash working. 

 

Scale & Polish

To remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) that can build up on your teeth, your dentist may suggest that you have your teeth scaled and polished. This is a "professional clean" usually carried out at your dental surgery by a dental hygienist.

 

The dental hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar from your teeth using special instruments, then polish your teeth to remove marks or stains. If a lot of plaque or tartar has built up, you may need to have more than one scale and polish.

 

The price of a scale and polish can vary depending on what needs to be carried out, so ask your dental hygienist how much it will cost beforehand.

 

A professional thorough clean together with oral hygiene instructions will be given at the appointment. A stain removal will also be done. Please note that some patients require more than 1 session with the Hygienist depending on how much stain and cleaning that needs to be done. We advise you to discuss this with the Hygienist prior to treatment.

 

An appointment with the Hygienist will cost £40.

 

FRIENDS DENTAL PRACTICE

185 WROXHAM ROAD

SPROWSTON

NORWICH

NR7 8AG

 

TEL: 01603427500

info@friendsdental.co.uk

Tel: 01603427500

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

08:45 - 17:30

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

I have been a patient here for 10 years and regretfully leaving due to relocation across the border to Suffolk. During this time I have received excellent treatment from the dentist, their assistant, reception staff and the hygenist and their assistant. I have had some major dental work undertaken and given that I was cautious of dentists given previous experience, I can't recommend Friends Dental practice enough. I have recommended the practice to others on many occasions. Whilst I am pleased to be relocating to Suffolk, I am sad to be losing such a good dentist! But hey, if I can't find another good dentist then I will be back every six months!

N. Andrews

 

I had to have a lot of work done to my teeth, as 39 years since I last visited a dentist. Everyone were so kind and helpful. I now have a good smile again and eating is so much better . Brilliant service in every respect, thank you so much.

-B. Allens

 

Very welcoming friendly & pleasant staff on arrival & check in at reception. The Dentist & assistant were very welcoming in the surgery and worked well together. Explained everything to me, & my options & prices of treatment. Didn't feel pressured at all, as I have previously been elsewhere. Treatment I received was faultless, both in the surgery & at reception & everything completed smoothly & confidently. Highly recommended & very pleased I changed practice.

-Anonymous

 

Always had a phobia of the dentist since school. But have been going to Friends dental for 4 years and always see the same smiling dentist. Not like a previous dentists when there was a different dentist every 6 months.
Now I walk into the surgery with confidence and I even get a free sample of toothpaste for being a good boy!

-Anonymous

 

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