Dental Hygiene Services ...

Our Dental Hygienists offer a variety of services to our clients including ;

Prevent & Treat Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed.

Makes Gums Healthier

Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, combined with looking after your teeth and gums properly at home, will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.

Prevent Tooth Loss

Our Dental hygienist cleans your teeth and gums and provide individual advice to enable you to keep your mouth in great health. Our hygienists work closely with your dentist to give you a tailor-made preventive and maintenance programme.

Oral Assessments

Assessing the overall state of a patient’s dental health to give the dentist a head start in any necessary treatment.  Keeping track of patient care and treatment plans.

Restorative Help

Application of preventive materials (such as sealants, fluorides) to teeth, To significantly reduce the possibility and risks of cavities, and the need for fillings.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Teaching patients oral hygiene, such as how to brush and floss correctly. Dental hygienists help patients develop and keep good oral health. They may explain the relationship between diet and oral health. 

Meet Our Experienced Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist in Preston : Mr. Colin Clarke

 

Visits to your dental hygienist are an important part of looking after your teeth alongside regular check-ups with your dentist. Our hygienists work with our expert team of dental professionals to help minimise the effects of gum disease by thoroughly cleaning your teeth, particularly in those hard to reach areas.

As well as removing stubborn plaque and tartar that can build up on your teeth, even with regular brushing and flossing, our dental hygienists can help to remove unsightly stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine and cigarettes.

Over the last 28 years Colin has worked in almost all areas in dentistry, including working as a dental support specialist in the armed forces, where he served in the Gulf war in 1991 as a combat medical technician. after an extensive period in dental practice management Colin qualified as a dental hygienist in 1994.

the area of prevention of dental disease has been his primary area of focus over the last 20 years with a particular interest in periodontics ( diagnosis & treatment of gum disease) and its effect on the " whole body" with a holistic approach.

Colin has worked with many award-winning cosmetic dental teams culminating in him being awarded the prestigious "Dental Hygienist of the year " award for his work in preventative dentistry.

                                                       Award winning Dental Hygienist in Preston , Lancashire

Colin believes that , it is only by getting to know his patients and building up a relationship of trust that best results are possible, Teamwork is a very important part of his approach to dental health and he views his patients as a pivotal member of that team, working hard to understand, treat and prevent any dental health concerns.

He is always keen to promote his dental health message to the wider community through his work with professional bodies, such as the Listerine  dental research forum to addressing local community Groups.In his opinion good communication and a complete understanding of his patients need  are the starting point and the foundation of any professional relationship.

Your dental hygienist can:

• Provide dental hygiene care to a wide range of patients.
• Plan the delivery of care for patients to improve and maintain their periodontal health
• Obtain a detailed dental history from patients and evaluate their medical history as well as undertake a complete periodontal examination
• Provide preventive oral care to patients and liaise with dentists over the treatment of tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth wear.
• Undertake above and below the gum scaling and root cleaning using manual and powered instruments
• Give patients advice on how to stop smoking.