Dental hygiene in Falmouth

Taking care of your gum health should be as much of a priority as your teeth, so we’ll work with you to create a tailored plan for your oral health care.

£50 (20 mins)
£75 (30 mins)

Treatment duration:
20 - 30 minutes

Keep your teeth and gums healthy

It’s common knowledge that we need to look after our teeth, but we often forget about the importance of looking after our gums. Taking care of your gum health should be as much of a priority as your teeth, which is why we recommend seeing a dental hygienist, as well as your dentist in Falmouth, regularly. Your dentist and dental hygienist will work together to create a tailored plan for your oral health care, to make sure your teeth and gums are well looked after and any oral health concerns are caught nice and early. Trust us, you’ll be glad you invested in your oral health further down the track!

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The ins and outs of gum disease

Your gums create the supporting structure for your teeth, which means a healthy smile can’t exist without healthy gums! In addition to protecting our teeth, our gums also serve as a protective seal, helping to prevent bacteria that naturally live in the mouth from reaching the jawbone below. Without regular dental hygiene appointments and effective toothbrushing, plaque can accumulate around the gums and cause inflammation, which is what causes gum disease.

When left untreated, gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating a gap or pocket between the teeth and gums which bacteria can get into. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, but if the bacteria reach and cause damage to the jawbone below, this can eventually lead to tooth loss. Once gum disease reaches this stage, it’s referred to as periodontal disease, and needs to be treated extremely carefully. Periodontal disease can be effectively managed with professional deep cleaning below the gum line – called subgingival root debridement – which is usually performed under local anaesthetic.

If not treated early and properly, gum disease can be a really serious condition. That’s why we recommend a robust home cleaning routine and regular hygiene appointments; essential to helping you keep on top of your gum health!

The symptoms of gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • Bad breath
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Your journey to healthy gums at Kimberley Park Dental Practice

An appointment with our experienced dental hygienist involves a thorough check of your gums to make sure there’s no plaque build-up or gum disease, as well as a deep clean and scale to remove any nasties, finished off with a polish. You’ll leave a dental hygienist appointment with your mouth feeling fresh and squeaky clean.

Your dental hygiene appointment includes:

  • A full clean of your teeth and gums by our experienced hygienist
  • Treatment recommendations based on your unique treatment needs
  • Professional oral care advice and recommendations to help improve your oral health between appointments
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Why choose Kimberley Park Dental to take care of your gum health?

The benefits of seeing a dental hygienist

Feel fresh and clean

We’ll clean your teeth and gums gently but thoroughly, for that fresh mouth feeling.

Experience and care

Our skilled dental hygienist will provide you with the best hygiene care in Falmouth.

Keep gum disease at bay

We can effectively treat gum disease, minimising chances of Periodontitis and tooth loss.

No worries

We’ll make sure you’re comfortable and at-ease, especially for our nervous patients.

Expert advice

You’ll get expert brushing advice and flossing tips to help you maintain your oral health.

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Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene at Kimberley Park Dental Practice

What does a dental hygienist do?

A dental hygienist basically makes sure you have healthy gums and squeaky clean teeth. At an appointment, our dental hygienist will check the health of your gums and make sure there’s no plaque build-up or gum disease, and usually carry out a deep clean and scale to remove any nasties, and finish off with a polish.

How much does a dental hygienist appointment cost?

It costs £75 for a 30 minute appointment with our dental hygienist. This includes an air polish.

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Our friendly team at Kimberley Park Dental Practice is here to answer any questions you have about dental hygiene and gum disease. Book an appointment below, or contact us for more information.

Find us

Kimberley Park Dental Practice,
29 Kimberley Park Rd, Falmouth,
TR11 2DA

Speak to us

01326 312 264

Opening times

Monday - Friday:
8:30am - 5.00pm

Closed for Lunch:
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Saturday - Sunday

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