Bristol Dental Hygiene

Excellent oral hygiene is essential for a healthy smile

Bristol Dental Hygienist - High Street Dental ClinicEveryone wants to have beautiful, healthy-looking teeth, but this isn’t possible without a strong foundation. It is vital to have good gum health if you want your smile to shine.

Our hygienists provide preventative care treatments that are essential for the following:

  • Keeping your gums healthy
  • Making sure your breath stays fresh
  • Preserving the natural whiteness of your smile

When you come for a hygiene visit at High Street Dental Clinic, our qualified professionals can spot potential dental problems early on, saving you time and money in the long run.

Regular gum checks

Having your gums checked on a regular basis is vitally important, as gum health is strongly linked to general health. Recent research has connected gum problems and poor oral health to serious general health problems such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

Every examination includes a Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE) to diagnose any gum or periodontal disease and assess how successful your cleaning techniques are. Your BPE score will determine the gum treatment you need; this can range from cleaning instruction and a “scale and polish” to more extensive diagnosis and treatment, in the case of advanced gum disease.

Working closely with selected specialists, we may refer people with complex periodontal problems for specialist, tailor-made care. This combined approach, where two dentists confer and plan treatment together, has brought excellent results in many of our patients.

Our in-house dental hygienist works closely with our dentists to provide specialist gum care, from simple stain removal to deep cleaning with anaesthetic.