It is now permitted for a patient to see a Hygienist without a prescription from a dentist. This is good news for patients whose dentists do not have a Hygienist at their Practice as they can now choose where they go to for a scale and polish.
Unlike many Practices, our Hygienists use magnifying loupes (glasses) to see in greater detail. They can also use Oraquix, a non-injection local anaesthetic, and The Wand (a computerised anaesthetic delivery system) to ensure maximum comfort during treatment.
ORAL HEALTH EDUCATORS
At Titchfield Dental Health we also use Oral Health Educators in conjunction with Hygienists.
The first step to being healthy is to be shown the most effective ways to look after your teeth and gums, so even before you have seen a Hygienist we will teach you the best techniques. We give you the opportunity to perfect the techniques whilst at the Practice and, should you struggle in any way, work with you to resolve the issues before you leave.
We also use a powerful microscope to show children the bugs on their teeth. This helps them understand why regular brushing is so important. All of the children on our care plans see our Oral Health Educators as much as they need – for free.