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 228 reviews
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.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
ANGELA P.
ANGELA P.