Hygienist Services

Lucy Thompson is our full time hygienist and has been with us since the year 2000.

 
We recommend that all of our patients have regular appointments with Lucy to help prevent the onset of gum disease or to slow down existing gum disease.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a major cause of tooth loss in adults today. If plaque is left to build up it causes the gums to become swollen and bleed (gingivitis). If left untreated this can cause bad breath, loose teeth and gaps to open up between teeth, resulting eventually in the teeth getting painful and falling out.

For patients who smoke, have certain medical conditions (e.g. diabetes) or have had dental implants placed should have more regular maintenance visits with Lucy as these people maybe predisposed to gum disease.

Lucy will advise you on the most effective and up to date methods of home cleaning and will thoroughly remove any plaque and debris from around your teeth during your visit. Lucy may recommend that you see Claire our Oral Health Educator for a tailored homecare regime for some patients.

Regular Check-ups

We are a family friendly practice and encourage parents to introduce their children to regular dental check-ups from an early age. All of our children are seen on the NHS until they turn 18 or 19 if in full time education.

Family Friendly Practice

We are a family friendly practice and encourage parents to introduce their children to regular dental check-ups from an early age. All of our children are seen on the NHS until they turn 18 or 19 if in full time education.

Our aim is to prevent decay by regular check-ups, advice and protective coatings on adult teeth as soon as they can be applied.

Tooth Whitening & Implants

As we get older, people sometimes find that their teeth appear a darker colour. This is a natural aging process and once the whitening procedure has been completed the teeth should never return to the darker colour again.

It is also a starting point for all cosmetic cases and smile makeovers. Often brides & grooms have it done before their big day.