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According to research, 7 out of 10 people do not visit their dental hygienist regularly. This can be due to a number of factors. Modern life getting busier, fear, procrastination or maybe you’re unsure of why visiting your hygienist would have any benefit. Why go to them, when you’ve seen your dentist?

What to expect from a dental hygienist appointmentAvoiding appointments with a hygienist can have drastic effects on your teeth.

  • Tooth Decay: As sugar eats away at the enamel in your teeth, they become weaker. This can lead to teeth breaking and you needing fillings.
  • Tooth Loss: If oral problems escalate then this could result in you losing a tooth. Very often, these problems start off quite small and can be dealt with quickly. But due to not seeing our dental hygienist, they have grown into something unavoidable.
  • Gum Disease: Many people forget that it isn’t just our teeth that you need to look after. If tartar from your teeth stay on your gums and are not removed during cleaning, this can leave your gums red, swollen and bleeding. Gum disease can become very serious and it has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.

Regular Cleaning for Oral Health

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for oral health, but our dental hygienist at Down House Dental Practice in Steyning goes the extra mile. They target those hard-to-reach spots and provide preventive dental care. This includes professional cleaning, dietary advice, and tips for quitting smoking, as smoking can harm your teeth in various ways, including staining and gum disease.

Thorough Assessment and Disclosure

During your appointment, especially if it’s your first, our dental hygienist will review your medical history and any medications you’re taking. They’ll inquire about your brushing habits, diet, and the times you brush. Honesty is crucial as it helps the hygienist recommend the best diet for your dental health.

Comprehensive Examination

A full examination of your teeth and gums is conducted to assess tartar, plaque buildup, enamel health, and tooth gap measurements. Larger gaps can trap food and contribute to dental issues. Following the exam, a thorough scaling removes all plaque and tartar, akin to a deep clean that eliminates harmful bacteria. Your teeth are then polished, making plaque easier to remove during brushing and keeping them stain-free.

Preventing Serious Issues

Regular dental hygienist visits may appear unnecessary, but they prevent potentially serious problems. It’s recommended to see your dental hygienist twice a year, ensuring your teeth stay healthy. Early detection and intervention by your hygienist can stop dental issues from escalating. Prioritize your oral health to enjoy a confident smile for years to come.

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.
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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.
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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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What to expect from a dental hygienist appointment