New patient examinations
If you are a new patient to the practice, your appointment may take a little longer as your dentist will take some extra time thoroughly examining your teeth, gums, and soft tissues, and recording a baseline of your mouth. They will usually also take x-rays and photographs.
You will also be asked to complete a medical history and smile form. Following your initial appointment, we will let you know how often you will need to make visits to the dentist and hygienist, and you may be invited to join one of our membership plans.
If you are not entirely sure about us, we offer a no-obligation FREE consultation which will allow you to meet the dentist and ask any questions before you join us.
The benefits of regular dental examinations
-Can help you avoid the need for more costly, involved treatment.
-Provides an opportunity for you to let us know if you are having any -problems.
-We can offer advice on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.
-We can identify what type of treatment will help if you are having problems
Dental Hygienist - Gum care
Looking after the health of your gums is just as important as your teeth and regular visits to the hygienist will help to ensure that your oral health is the best it can be for life.
As well as cleaning and polishing your teeth with specialist equipment that you wouldn’t have at home, the hygienist can help you between dental visits by showing you how to use cleaning aids and improvements in your daily routine, so that you can help yourself as much as possible to prevent complications needing lengthy dental treatments.
Our experienced hygienist Anne Powders will gently and effectively remove plaque and staining from your teeth. She will also carefully inspect your teeth and gums for any issues to keep an eye on. For problems such as build-ups of plaque or receding gums, we can advise on the best way to care for your mouth on a day-to-day basis.
No matter how well you brush your teeth and floss, plaque and staining can build up on your teeth over time. This can dull the appearance of your smile, cause bad breath, damage your tooth enamel and, in the long term, lead the tooth decay.
Scaling and polishing targets build-ups of plaque and staining, to leave your teeth looking and feeling fantastic. For best results, you should consider professional teeth cleaning every six months. If you are more prone to pocketing or gum disease, then we suggest a hygienist visit every 3-4 months to help you hold on to your teeth longer.