Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Dental Hygienists

at Dentalcare Swindon

Why make an appointment to see Dental Hygienists

Just like our dentists, our hygienists are devoted to looking after your long-term oral health. Hygienists differ in that they pay more attention to the health of your gums. It has been well researched that gum disease can not only affect the health of your teeth but has links to other diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

We recommend that you see a hygienist twice a year. Your hygienist can help to prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, heavily stained teeth and bad breath.

Different conditions that Dental Hygienists can treat

​Dental hygienists treat various conditions including:

 

  • Scaling and polishing teeth to remove plaque
  • Treating and removing stains on your teeth. We offer Airflow polishing. Airflow works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to gently and effectively remove stains caused by coffee, red wine and tea from the front and back teeth. Learn more about this treatment below
  • Identifying and treating gingivitis – red and inflamed gums and periodontitis which is when gums become further infected
  • Administering antibacterial treatments which can be applied in the form of a gel to kill bacteria
  • Giving advice on oral hygiene, brushing routines and diet to protect your teeth, gums and mouth

Our affordable hygiene plan

Our Hygiene Plan provides affordable, accessible hygiene appointments whether you are a patient with the NHS or a private patient:

** Subject to suitability

Dental Hygienists

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Airflow Polish in Swindon

At Dentalcare Swindon, we are proud to the offer the latest solutions for teeth cleaning and polishing called Airflow Polish. This system combines water, air and sodium bicarbonate to gently but effectively remove stubborn stains from your teeth caused by food and drink such as coffee and red wine. Airflow leaves teeth looking cleaner and whiter to bring back the sparkle.  

If you have sensitive teeth you will find that Airflow is more comfortable than the usual scale and polish because there is no direct contact with the teeth.

What dental hygienists at Swindon can offer you

Our dental hygienists will:

 

  • Offer you personal support. Each patient is recognised as being unique and having individual needs. We make recommendations solely on what is right for you
  • Welcome patients of all ages including children. We believe it is vital to educate and promote good oral health to all
  • Offer flexible hygienist appointment times to suit you including early, late and weekend options.

Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Keeping a regular cleaning routine at home is essential as well as regularly visiting your dentist and hygienist. Your hygienist can talk to you about how to properly brush your teeth as well as flossing and taking care of your gums.

How often should I see the hygienist?

We recommend seeing your hygienist twice a year, but you may need more appointments if you have had extra dental work such as dental implants or if you’ve experienced tooth decay or gum disease.

Which type of toothpaste should I use to clean my teeth?

There are so many toothpastes available that it can be confusing. Some specialise in whitening and others aim to control the build-up of plaque. We recommend that you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride as it helps to prevent tooth decay, but your hygienist can give you more recommendations.