Background

At Sherwood House Dental Practice, we place a great amount of emphasis on the prevention of gum disease. Gum disease can have an impact on your total body health as well as your oral health, and has been linked to a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Therefore, it is more important than ever to treat gum disease in its earliest stages.
Preventative dentistry is the foundation of sustainable oral health care and we believe that diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of gum disease are all of paramount importance.

Our hygienists take care of all aspects of preventative treatment and play a vital role as part of Sherwood House Dental’s experienced team. Work carried out by the hygienists may reduce future restorative treatment with the dentist meaning that costs may be reduced.

Why visit a hygienist?

There are so many benefits to hygienist treatment, including:

  • Our hygienists are able to provide a professional clean that’s much more thorough than brushing at home
  • We provide excellent hygiene advice and educate you on the best ways to stay on top of your oral health, as well as advice for patients wearing braces
  • Our hygienists offer stain removal and cosmetic cleaning
  • We can recommend a number of successful tooth whitening systems for a beautiful, white smile
  • We provide a decay risk assessment programme and dietary guidelines for patients with illnesses such as diabetes. Advice is tailored to suit each patient’s individual circumstances
  • You don’t need to see the dentist first, we offer direct access appointments with our Hygienist.

Treatment for bad breath

Bad breath, clinically known as halitosis, is a problem for many people. 1 in 4 adults suffer from halitosis and it can really damage our self-esteem as well as our professional and social lives. Our hygienists know how to identify and treat the cause of bad breath, as well as offering advice on how to keep it at bay.

Some ways to reduce halitosis include:

  • Maintaining a good standard of oral hygiene
  • Chewing sugar-free gum
  • Visiting our skilled hygienists for regular treatment
  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing your intake of certain foods and drinks such as alcohol, sugary foods and foods with a strong odour e.g. garlic
  • Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and make sure your mouth doesn’t become dry

Contact us on 01509 212 093 if you have concerns about bad breath or any other aspect of your oral health.

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Thank you for taking me from the realms of despair with regards to going to a dentist to someone, who still a tad nervous feels confident whilst in your care.
May many more nervous patients feel as I do and walk through the door feeling calmer in themselves. And that includes the lovely nurses & receptiont.

L. Franklin -

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My brother Jack and I would like to say a very,very big thank-you for all the work you have done to make our teeth look really brilliant. When I had my braces removed I couldn’t believe the difference to my teeth ( I can’t stop smiling now and I’m not worried about showing off my teeth). Jack’s teeth are just as amazing and he is very proud to smile. Also, I would like to thank every one of the staff – they are brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend you enough.

S. Easton -
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