Dental Hygienist in Langley, Slough

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Why see a dental hygienist?

Dental hygiene is concerned with the health of your teeth, gums, mouth and can even extend to your throat. Getting good oral health and teeth cleaning advice from a hygienist is critical, otherwise it can lead to embarrassing and potentially serious conditions.

Poor oral health and teeth cleaning can cause:

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Visible buildup of plaque and tartar on teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth decay
  • Loose teeth and even tooth loss
  • Abscesses

Symptoms like bad breath and teeth staining can interfere with your social life and daily activities, making it difficult to eat or speak and making you self-conscious about your smile. One of the more serious concerns is the effect poor oral health and teeth cleaning can have on your overall health.

Gum Disease

A poorly-maintained mouth and poor teeth cleaning can be a bacterial breeding ground and, if you neglect or ignore your oral hygiene, it can lead to gum disease over time (also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis). Bacteria associated with periodontitis can enter the bloodstream via bleeding gums and has been linked to the following conditions among people:

  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Generalised inflammation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lung disease

How can a hygienist help?

In addition to following a thorough oral health regimen at home, including cleaning teeth properly twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, proper toothbrush and flossing at least once daily, it’s important to visit the hygienist on a regular basis to prevent future problems. Our hygienist are professionally trained to not only give your teeth a much more thorough clean than you can achieve at home, but also to check for early warning signs of more serious developments such as periodontitis and even oral cancer.

Specifically, a professional hygienist will:

  • Review your past medical and dental history
  • Assess the current health of your mouth and surrounding tissue
  • Provide treatment over time using the latest technology, including comfort aids such as numbing agents
  • Provide people with oral health education, such as how to brush teeth, and advice plus product recommendations
  • Send you home from our clinic with a tailored treatment plan to maintain your oral health, fresh breath, good teeth cleaning practices and prevent future issues

Recommend specialist treatment where necessary

AirFlow technology

Another advantage of visiting one of our hygienists at our practice is that we use the latest AirFlow technology, which uses a fine stream of air mixed with water and fine powder to polish your teeth properly and remove stains and plaque / biofilm. AirFlow provides a gentler and more effective teeth cleaning than traditional scale and polish treatments and can reach farther under the gum line than conventional scaling.

In addition to treating gum disease and giving your teeth a thorough clean, a hygienist visit at Langley Road Dental Practice is a great way to prepare your teeth for whitening treatment, or to maintain your whiter smile after you’ve had it done. Sessions with the hygienist are also recommended during orthodontic treatment and following restorative treatments such as implants, or the placement of crowns and bridges, that require special care.

Here at Langley Road Dental Care, we can offer you and your family:

A full range of general dentistry services and routine procedures, combined with outstanding patient care. Our general, cosmetic, and restorative services are designed to help children and adults of all ages achieve and maintain perfect teeth to keep you and your family smiling with confidence.

Our friendly and fully qualified dental team provide excellent dental care in a relaxed family atmosphere and our general patients are invited to attend regular consultations, so you can receive the best level of general dentistry and hygiene care available in Berkshire.

We believe in affordable specialty dental care for all.

Contact us for more information or to book an appointment today

CONTACT US

ADDRESS: 162 Langley Road, Langley, Berkshire, SL3 7TG  

TEL: 01753 541 057 

MAIL: info@langleyroaddental.co.uk 

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AVAILABLE HOURS

Monday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Tuesday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Wednesday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Thursday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM 

Friday 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Weekends and evening appointments available upon special request (including Saturday Hygienist appointments)