Having optimum oral health is important not just for your teeth and gums but also for your general health.
Medical research has already confirmed links between oral health and several diseases that affect the rest of the body. More about taking care of your teeth is being understood every day.
At your first appointment with Corner House Dental, your oral and gum health will be reviewed using several assessments and questionnaires. Our Dental Hygienists will then prescribe the best treatment for your optimum oral health.
Below are some of the treatment options we offer:
Scale and polish Norwich
Scale and polish or ‘teeth cleaning’ is recommended for patients with healthy gums, and is considered to be a cosmetic treatment.
During this appointment the hygienist will remove plaque, tartar and stains from the teeth, perform an oral cancer screening, monitor and record gum health, and provide patients with oral health care instruction.
Scale and polish cleanings in Norwich are scheduled for half an hour and recommended every six months or at your hygienist’s suggestion in each patient’s case.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy
Periodontal disease affects the gums and the supporting bone around the teeth. This may cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed easily; often patients do not feel pain or have any symptoms of the disease. Without being treated, periodontal disease can lead to bad breath, the loss of bone support around the teeth and tooth loss.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy, also known as a “deep cleaning”, can be beneficial to help control early stages of periodontal disease (gum disease). This treatment may take more than one visit to complete, with one hour sessions advised, and may require a local anaesthetic prescribed by your dentist. Scalers and ultrasonic cleaners will be used to remove contaminants (plaque and tartar located beneath the gum line). Directions on how to take care of the treated areas and home care instructions will be given to patients. After treatment has been performed, it is important for patients to receive routine cleanings and monitoring of the gums, also known as periodontal maintenance.
Advanced stages of periodontal disease may need to be overseen by a dentist and/or periodontist Norwich.
Periodontal maintenance is a routine treatment to help preserve the health of the gums and bone support around the teeth after non-surgical periodontal therapy has been performed. During this treatment the hygienist will remove plaque tartar and stain from the teeth, monitor gum health, and to go over personalised oral health care instruction. Periodontal maintenance appointments take between 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
Periodontal maintenance cleanings are recommended every three months, but may vary depending on what is suggested by the hygienist in Norwich.
Dental Hygiene FAQs
How often do I need to see a dental hygienist in Norwich?
It’s advised that you visit your dental hygienist once every six months to ensure your teeth are in good condition and restrict the development of gum disease.
However, you may need to see your dental hygienist in Norwich every 3-4 months if any of the following applies to you:
The quality of your daily dental oral hygiene routine is poor – you’ll likely need to see your dental hygienist more to remove plaque if you don’t manage your oral hygiene well.
Reduce the frequency of dental hygienist visits by flossing, brushing your teeth and gums twice daily and eating/drinking fewer sugary consumables to reduce plaque build-up.
If you have any medical conditions that put you more at risk of gum problems – those with diabetes or AIDS are at a higher risk of developing gum disease, as well as women experiencing hormonal changes.
If you smoke – this habit increases your risk of developing gum disease and a greater need to see your dental hygienist frequently.
If you have crowns, braces, fillings, bridges, or dentures – all the listed require frequent maintenance to ensure they’re in excellent condition, meaning more trips to the dental hygienist are advised.
Call us today for more information about how our dental hygiene treatments can benefit your oral health.
How do I book an appointment with a dental hygienist in Norwich?
Arrange an appointment with your dental hygienist in Norwich by using our online booking form – simply choose the appointment kind and date you want and follow the instructions given.
You’ll need to type in standard details such as your full name, D.O.B., sex, and contact/emergency contact numbers – check your information is correct so our receptionists can book you in quickly.
Or make an appointment the traditional way by ringing our committed reception team on 01603 621 613 to speak to a receptionist directly.
What is a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists are dedicated oral health professionals who make up part of a dentist-led team – they’re responsible for treating oral health and preventing gum disease. Your dental hygienist in Norwich will perform the following preventive procedures to help you avoid oral diseases, and premature tooth decay and loss, including:
- Teeth cleaning and fluoride rinses
- Scale and polish to remove plaque and tartar from teeth
- X-rays and examinations for oral diseases and dental concerns such as cavities
- Applying sealants to your teeth to reduce the likelihood of cavities
Your dental hygienist in Norwich will also advise you on how best to maintain your teeth and gums at home, such as the most effective ways to brush and floss your teeth and what foods you should avoid to better your oral health.
To book an appointment with one of our professional dental hygienists, email our dedicated reception team at [email protected]
Can I split my treatment fees and pay monthly?
Definitely – at Corner House Dental, we’ve made it easier for patients to pay for their dental hygiene treatments by providing flexible financing. Our flexible finance options enable you to spread the cost of your payments under repayment terms that suit you.
We’re partnered with Chrysalis Finance, which offers several payment terms, so you can decide how much you pay back each month.
To calculate the costs of your monthly payments, you can use our handy payment calculator before you apply – type in the full fee of the dental hygiene treatment you desire to discover the monthly payment breakdown.
To make it even more efficient for our patients, we offer interest-free payment terms of six, ten and twelve months.