How often should I visit a hygienist?
It may be recommended by your dentist that you visit the hygienist regularly. The frequency of visits will be determined by your clinical needs but also by your own personal desire to have your teeth cleaned and polished regularly.
Your dentist may also recommend that you see a hygienist for a thorough clean before beginning a complex dental treatment such as dental implants.
What are the benefits of visiting a hygienist?
Good oral hygiene is vital in eliminating gum disease and decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Regular visits to a dental hygienist will ensure that hidden and difficult-to-reach plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth removing rough surfaces which contribute to build up of bacterial numbers, and improving the health of your teeth and gums.
Hygienists can also help you maintain brighter, whiter teeth. Scaling and polishing, as well as AIR-FLOW therapy and cosmetic treatments can remove surface stains, leaving you with a fresher, brighter smile.
Your hygienist can also provide advice on diet and how to care for your teeth and gums properly at home.
Get in touch with your local Bupa Dental Care practice. Our friendly dental experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have about visiting the hygienist.
What is AIR-FLOW therapy?
AIR-FLOW® is a brightening technique which gently cleans and polishes the teeth using non-abrasive technology. It removes plaque, stains and discoloration using a combination of water, compressed air and fine powder particles.
The innovative spray technology can access all those hard to reach areas that traditional scaling cannot. It effectively removes the damaging biofilm that develops when dental plaque is colonised by bacteria but leaves the surface of your teeth intact.
AIR-FLOW® therapy can be repeated regularly and is suitable for both adults and children.
Speak to your local Bupa Dental Care practice about AIR-FLOW.
How do I visit a Bupa Dental Care Hygienist?
Some of our dental practices offer direct access to a hygienist, so you might not need to be registered to see a Bupa hygienist. Other practices prefer you to register and have a dental check-up first. Check with your local practice below when making an appointment.