Dental Hygienist

Post Graduate Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) are a key part of our overall strategy for Rose Lane Dental Practice in Liverpool.

The interval between check-ups and the interval between Hygienist visits is based on an individual assessment of each patient. Essentially we identify risk factors and then discuss the options with the patient.

We are almost unique in the fact that we have a ratio of 1 Dentist: 1 Hygienist. This is as a result of our solid reputation for High Quality Care and Outstanding Value for Money.

Most patients think Dirty Mouth + Stained teeth = Scale and Polish.  This is Stone Age Dental Care. Practices which have kept up with the advances in dental Care know that the key to success is Education and Motivation.

Patients have to want nice clean healthy fresh mouths. And they need to know how to achieve and maintain it

The overwhelming majority of our regular patients come to us as part of their effort to maintain their healthy mouths.

Over the last ten years there has been a growing body of evidence linking periodontal disease and systemic diseases. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) states “Gum disease is a threat to your oral health. Research is also pointing to possible health effects of periodontal diseases that go well beyond your mouth.”

Most of our new patients come to us with active gum disease, complaining of Bleeding Gums and Bad Taste. Most have never been shown how to look after their mouths.

Facts about Gum Disease

Gum Disease Fact 1

According to NHS reports, Gum Disease is estimated to affect more than half of all adults in the UK to some degree and most people experience it at least once. Gum disease is also the UK’s leading cause of tooth loss within adults.

Gum Disease Fact 2

Smokers, Diabetics, Pregnant Women, Patients with high stress levels and a family history of Gum Disease are most at risk from Dental Hygiene problems.

Gum Disease Fact 3

Red, puffy, swollen gums, bleeding gums after brushing or eating; with the possibility of just bleeding on their own, and tooth loss are all common signs of the presence of Gum Disease.

Dental Hygiene Solutions at Rose Lane Dental Practice

Scale and Polish

This is the professional removal of hard (Tartar) and soft (Plaque) deposits above and below the gun line. An effective individualized Oral Hygiene routine for home care will be provided for patients.

This is only performed if there is no bone loss or periodontal pockets presents

Non-Surgical Therapy

For patients who have gum disease – bone loss, periodontal pockets and possible loose teeth, non-surgical solutions are available to stabilise the progression. This treatment involves detailed measurements of bone loss and gum recession. The removal of soft and hard deposits from above and in the periodontal pockets. Multiple appointment s are required with the possibility of using local anaesthetic to numb the teeth and gums to enable a thorough clean.

An individualized oral hygiene routine will be provided for patients as this plays a significant role in the stabilisation of the patients gum disease.

Want to know more about Dental Hygiene?

Talk to one of our dental team on 0151 724 3351
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