Dental hygiene is a very important part of keeping a healthy smile. Plaque removal is essential in the prevention and treatment of gum disease and dental decay. Good oral hygiene habits are the foundation to healthy teeth and gums and need to be established from childhood. During your hygiene appointment, the hygienist and dentist will use special tools and mild abrasive pastes designed specifically to clean teeth and gums, making sure to pay attention not just to the surfaces that are easy to see and access, but also areas that can be difficult to clean, including tight spaces between teeth and the area along and just below your gum line. At the end of your cleaning appointment, you'll be provided with tips and guidance that can help you address the areas that are currently being missed. They provide advice to patients on how to keep their teeth and gum healthy, showing use of toothbrushes and interdental aids tailored to fit individual needs as part of a prevention programme.
Regular hygiene sessions help maintain a healthy mouth, improving the look and feel of your teeth.
Additional cosmetic treatments such as ‘air flow’ can remove more stubborn deep bedded stains (e.g. deposits from smoking) from the surfaces of the teeth and can be performed in conjunction with a hygiene appointment.
At the Bretton Dental Practice we firmly believe in prevention, and our highly skilled hygienists play a central role in this.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Bretton Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Bretton Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 262623 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.