Dental Hygienist

"Just been to see Kate for the first time and was amazed at how different the approach and expertise was. I went in to get my teeth cleaned or I suppose you would say to have dental hygienist appointment. My teeth are clean but I also got my gums checked, advice / demo on brushing and cleaning my teeth and gums. Kate was lovely, friendly and very professional. On the way out I even said that I had enjoyed the appointment and felt rested."


Dental hygiene with our hygienist Kate Barker

Kate is our in-house dental hygienist who helps our patients with maintaining good oral health. Kate has been working alongside our implant dentists and is very experienced in treating disease around dental implants with advanced techniques. Treatment with Kate is always pain free as she offers local anaesthetics to all her patients.

  • Removal of calculus and plaque build-up
  • Deeper-level treatments under local anaesthetics
  • Essential treatment for keeping teeth, gums, and yourself healthy
  • Removes unsightly surface stains caused by smoking, red wine, coffee and tea

Why is it important to see a dental hygienist?

Regular dental hygiene visits will ensure you gums and teeth are maintained in best possible shape. You will also receive tailored oral hygiene instructions and you will be recommended the specific oral hygiene devices to ensure the most effective routine at home.

Dental hygiene for implant patients

Implant require focused care to maintain them in healthy condition. Dental hygienist will thoroughly explain the most effective care regime and see you on regular intervals every 3 – 6 months depending on your risk of gum disease. Implant disease can be effectively treated if diagnosed in early stages and hygienist are a very important part of the team ensuring your implants stay healthy long term.

What is Perioflow?

Perioflow is a minimally-invasive treatment of periodontal pockets, implant surfaces and interdental spaces in a manner that is gentle on both soft and hard tissues. The device uses a mixture of air, water and antibacterial sugar spray to effectively remove a fil of bacteria. This technique is routinely used by our hygienist for patients with dental implants.

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