Dental Hygiene

Refreshing and preventative dental hygiene appointments for the family

The easiest and most affordable way of keeping your smile bright, healthy and sparkling is to visit the dental hygienist regularly and prevent any chance of decay or gum disease wreaking havoc on your teeth.

The dentists and hygienists at our South Woodham Ferrers practice are dedicated to providing their patients with comprehensive, preventative care to ensure optimal health, prevent cavities, and maximise tooth retention.

What’s involved in a dental hygiene appointment?

We work as a team to make sure your smile stays healthy for as long as possible through removing any build-up of plaque, conducting comprehensive oral examinations which screen for oral cancer and gum disease, and providing you with the knowledge you need to maintain a sensible oral health regime at home.

Our Chelmsford hygienists can even discuss diet and smoking cessation with you as a means to keep your smile fresh.

A deeper clean with a professional Scale and Polish

The Brickfields Dental hygienists are experts at providing a deeper clean of your teeth through professional scale and polish treatment. A scale and polish involves an intensive and thorough clean of your teeth to support your oral health, and an appointment usually lasts between 30-60 minutes!

Firstly, by using specially designed dental instruments, your hygienist will make sure to remove all deposits of stubborn plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria from deep under the gum line and in-between hard to reach areas of your teeth. After this, the hygienist will polish and clean your teeth to a fresh, smooth and glossy lustre.

Scale and polish treatments are not usually painful procedures, however, do let us know if you suffer from sensitivity and we will accommodate your needs accordingly.

We are your partners in superb oral health

After your regular dental hygiene appointment, you can maintain this fresh feeling for longer with an appropriate at-home oral hygiene routine.

We can provide you with the information you need to form a teeth-cleaning routine suitable for the family that ensures you’re doing what you can between hygiene appointments to keep cavities and gum disease at bay. Flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day should be top priorities!

Safeguard your oral health with the Brickfields Dental Care holistic and preventative approach to dentistry. For healthy gums and fresh breath, book your dental hygiene appointment today with our friendly team and feel confident in your smile.

FAQs

Will I feel any pain at my dental hygiene appointment?

Your hygiene treatment at Brickfields Dental Care should be pain-free however if you do feel any discomfort during the process of cleaning your teeth, please let your hygienist know – it is our aim to make you as comfortable as possible.

How long will my hygiene appointment take?

A routine hygiene appointment usually lasts from 30-60 mins however appointment time can vary from patient to patient depending on the treatment needed.

How often should I visit the dental hygienist?

If your hygienist has identified that you have a healthy mouth and a low risk of developing gum disease, they will recommend visiting them for a routine hygiene appointment every 6 months.

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 235 reviews
I always have a pleasant experience when visiting Brickfields Dental. All of the staff are professional, friendly and always happy to help.Most recently I have been having treatment with Rohit with Erin assisting him. They have both been absolutely amazing.Rohit did a filling for me a few weeks ago and I can honestly say it is the best filling I have ever had. It doesn’t feel like a filling at all. It looks and feels like a real tooth. Rohit always talks me through the process and makes me feel at ease. He is an amazing dentist.Thank you Rohit and Erin for your amazing work and for being so professional and helpful.9th December 2021Another huge thank you to Rohit who fitted a crown for me today. I’m so impressed, it looks and feels amazing.Such a professional dentist who clearly takes pride in all of his work.Thank you Rohit!
Kelly M.
Kelly M.
Chris is the best Dentist I have had, Brickfields is highly recommended 👌
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
Was very worried to have orthodontic treatment at the age of 39 but the friendly staff and the amazing dentist TC has changed my smile already and it’s not even finished. TC removed 3 wisdom teeth as part of ongoing treatment and I didn’t feel a thing. Really helpful ladies on reception a really lovely practice thank you 😊
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
I had a consultation today with Nikita, I was Immediately made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Nikita explained everything and was very polite and understanding, she also listened to me and I felt she really cared and wanted to help me.The procedure and consultation was explained to me, if I didn’t understand it was further explained. Nikita had an assistant (so sorry I’ve forgotten the young lady’s name) she was also very kind and spoke to me whilst I was waiting for the X-ray room to be set up, she didn’t have to do that but went out of her way to make me feel ok as I was very nervous and apprehensive.Both were extremely professional and are a credit to the surgery. I now feel reassured and I’m confident I will receive the best treatment.Kind regardsRob
Rob B.
Rob B.
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.