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Hygiene services – your gum health

At the heart of everything we provide here at Burgess Hill Dental, is dental hygiene. We can’t build our fantastic tooth restorations on poor foundations!

A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build up of plaque whilst regular dental hygienist appointments remove the soft and hard plaque in those more difficult to reach places to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Our fabulous hygienists Lucy, Clare and Louisa can reach all the places the common toothbrush may not.

At a hygienist visit our hygienists will assess or reassess your gum health to screen you for the different types of gum disease and talk about your home care routines and habits. They will remove any damaging hard plaque that is building up on your teeth and under your gums using a variety of equipment including the latest air polishing Prophymate which fires a jet of air, water and sodium bicarbonate at your teeth to remove debris and polish the surface. But perhaps most importantly they will work with you to hone your skills and find the right tools and techniques to help you remove the soft plaque from every surface of every tooth every day! This is actually more important than scaling and polishing and if you can follow their advice future hygiene appointments will be much less uncomfortable as your gum health improves.

Effective removal of the soft plaque from every surface of every tooth every day will

  • Keep your mouth healthier
  • Reduce your risk of future gum and tooth problems and treatments
  • And you will be keeping your whole body healthier too

For many patients, it is perhaps even more important to see our hygienist regularly than it is to see their dentist regularly. Our hygienists’ focus is on keeping you healthy, while our dentists spend significant time repairing the damage that sometimes happens when you let health slip. Our dentists believe that a lot of the treatment they provide is totally preventable. Regular appointments with your hygienist will help keep you healthy, help prevent the need for dental treatment and the costs associated with that treatment!

Our Recommended daily hygiene routine

  • Daily flossing/ using tape/tepes/ icons/flossettes or other interdental aids helps to remove soft plaque in between your teeth.
  • Brush your mouth morning and night, concentrating on all surfaces and areas of your teeth and gums using an electric toothbrush for maximum cleaning effect (Phillips Sonicare- vibrating or Oral B- oscillating technologies) 2 minutes, not 20 seconds, please. Use the timer!
  • We definitely recommend a tongue scraper to remove any debris on your tongue. Really important for fresh breath.
  • Some patients can benefit from a good mouthwash after brushing. We recommend Ultradex and Listerine for regular use and Corsodyl if you have a specific short term gum problem.
  • To make sure your teeth are protected from cavities at the end of your routine, brush a pea sized blob of fluoride toothpaste quickly around all the surfaces of your teeth and leave it there. Spit if you need to but don’t rinse. This will help protect your enamel from acid and sugar attack.


You can buy all of the oral hygiene products you need and we recommend at our shop at reception. Our products are very competitively priced but we cannot guarantee they will always match every supermarket or online offer! If we see any really outstanding offers from Amazon. etc we will always alert you to these on our Facebook page.

We stock some really useful and exceptional value oral care kits from the Ultradex range which include anything you might need for your oral health care and also whitening maintenance kits (very effective following tooth whitening treatment). The UltraDEX range helps bridge the gap between professional and at home dental care providing a superior level of cleaning and protection. They are neutral in taste, contain no alcohol and are suitable for vegetarians.

The active ingredients Chlorine Dioxide (Cl02) and Fluoride are very important in combatting gum disease, tooth decay, maintaining fresh breath and gently whitening teeth. Suitable for daily long term use, there are no unpleasant side effects such as staining. Ultradex products are also extremely successful in the treatment of bad breath. Bad breath is a very embarrassing and difficult complaint. We have found UltraDEX mouthwash and toothpaste, combined with tongue scraping, works on people who have tried everything else.

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Burgess Hill Dental Care, 75 Station Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9DY, United Kingdom [email protected]lldental.co.uk 01444 233454 Call us on: 01444 233454