Dear valued client:
- If you request direct access to an oral hygiene session, please be aware that a hygienist can perform a ‘scale and polish’ to remove stains, tartar and other deposits from teeth in addition to advice for a tailored oral care routine at home. Please be aware that a visit to hygienist is not a substitute for dental examinations by a dentist.
- Cracked teeth or inadequate restorations (including fillings, crowns, veneers, and orthodontic wires) may chip, detach or break during any hygiene session. In this case you need to contact your dentist for repair and accept relevant costs.
- After calculus removal, the existing gaps between teeth may seem more obvious
- After the hygiene session, you may experience more sensitivity of your teeth which mostly subsides in few days however, some cases may need dentist’s treatment/ management
- If you are not a regular hygiene session attender, there is no guarantee that the treatment will be completed in one session only , meaning additional sessions may be needed
- Please plan your journey well in advance and allow some time so that you attend the practice five minutes prior to your appointment. Hygiene sessions are based on continual blocks with strict timed protocols which we need to follow. We thank you in advance for your punctuality. If you attend late, our hygienist may not be able to see you, yet a fee of £45 will be charged.
- Your hygienist may advise you to see a dentist. This is because they feel that it is in the interests of your health, it is outside the scope of what they are allowed to do, or they are uncertain about treating you without further advice. In some cases, patients will be asked to see a specialist dentist for gums. It will be your responsibility to book those appointments.
- There are very rare circumstances when a hygienist can’t start treatment. These may relate to your medical history and general health, or the condition of your mouth.