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A dental hygienist’s primary function is to ensure your teeth and gums remain clean and healthy. They will check that any minor dental or hygiene problems you are experiencing are resolved before they develop into a more serious situation.

Why you should visit a dental hygienist regularlyThe two most common oral issues our Steyning dental hygienist can keep at bay are gum disease and tooth decay. Do you know how these two conditions are caused and treated? If you don’t know what’s causing them, logically you could be suffering from one, or the other of them, right now. If that is the case, presumably you’re not sure of the consequences of untreated decay or gum disease either.

You might be surprised to learn that gum disease can be very serious indeed. Yes, it can lead to tooth loss, but did you know it has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes and low-birth-weight babies? If you have noticed blood in the sink, or on your toothbrush, after brushing recently, your gums are redder than usual, or even slightly swollen, we would advise you to make an appointment with our dental hygienist straight away!

Tooth decay leads to cavities and often pain – Lots of it. In some cases, your cavities can be resolved with a filling, but in others, you may need to have a tooth extracted.

What causes tooth decay and gum disease?

These two conditions are ultimately caused by the same thing; lingering food deposits on the teeth. Most of us brush our teeth every day, twice a day, but even that doesn’t guarantee that some food won’t remain on our teeth. It’s worth noting that teeth which aren’t perfectly straight are more likely to trap food.

Sugar is particularly aggressive on tooth enamel and when food deposits begin to harden near the gum line, plaque is formed. It’s this plaque that can lead to gum disease.

What will dental hygienist do?

If your gums are already showing signs of gum disease, our dental hygienist will apply remedying gum therapy to clean them.

To ensure your teeth are as clean as possible and free from food deposits, our hygienist will scale and polish your teeth using the air flow system. This will also make your teeth a shade brighter and feel cleaner!

In addition to this, any anomalies in the mouth that can cause alarm (for instance spots or patches that may signal mouth cancer) should be detected by your dental hygienist early enough for you to receive essential treatment. Our dental hygienist will work with your dentist to ensure your teeth are well looked after. Let us worry about your teeth so you don’t have to.

Why Choose Down House Dental Practice for Dental Hygiene Services?

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Expert Hygienists

Our skilled and experienced hygienists provide top-notch care and preventive advice.
2

Comprehensive Cleanings

We offer thorough dental cleanings, removing plaque and tartar for optimal oral health.
3

Personalised Care

Tailored hygiene plans address your unique needs and goals.
4

Advanced Technology

We use state-of-the-art equipment for efficient and comfortable cleanings.
5

Affordability

Enjoy quality dental hygiene services starting from just £72.
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Convenience

Conveniently schedule hygiene appointments to fit your busy lifestyle.
Down House Dental Practice - Dentist in Steyning Sussex

What Our Patients Say

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris
2024-02-22
Clare with her team provided a dental filling experience that was explained very well and performed professionally with courtesy and understanding.
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
2024-02-16
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.
Penny Greenfield
Penny Greenfield
2024-02-15
There's always a warm welcome from all staff at Down House Dental Practice. I've been a patient for many years. My present dentist is gentle and most reassuring. I've had a few different treatments and nothing is too much trouble. After a particularly difficult session i had a call from Claire (dentist) to see how I was. Both Claire and her nurse, Catherine are professional and sympathetic and I know I'm in very safe hands. Not forgetting Tesh, the hygienist who is always so efficient and gives great advice and care. Thank you Down House Surgery, you are a great team.
Al and Pam Turner
Al and Pam Turner
2024-02-14
Excellent work by my dentist, Ali Noori.
JEAN HAMMOND
JEAN HAMMOND
2024-02-14
Very happy with this practice. Tesh is a brilliant hygienist & a lovely person
Valerie Holden
Valerie Holden
2024-02-14
All the staff are amazingly friendly . They always make you feel at ease by explaining what is going to happen. A lovely dentist practice highly recommended
Kate Gover
Kate Gover
2024-02-07
Clare is an excellent dentist: incredibly friendly, highly professional and very kind. I can highly recommend her.
Adrian Ridley
Adrian Ridley
2024-02-06
Very efficient service with professional and friendly staff. They ane always brilliant with our children who are registered with this practice. They explain everything clearly and put them at ease. Highly recommend and wish we could be registered as NHS patients too! 😊
mark Trickey
mark Trickey
2024-02-06
Why use the NHS when you can use the best. Teeth are a precious commodity and Down House Dental Practice is worth every penny. I lost a gold crown the other day. On a Sunday. Refitted within 48 hours.
Emma Cripps
Emma Cripps
2024-02-02
Friendly professional and they allow ESA dogs in

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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Why you should visit a dental hygienist regularly