Fissure sealants are most commonly given to children to help prevent tooth decay, but your dentist may recommend them for you as an adult if your teeth would benefit from the extra protection they provide.
Hygiene at The Lawns encompasses professional cleaning and preventive care in Long Sutton, Spalding & Lincolnshire
Here at The Lawns Dental Pracitce, we are passionate about preventive dentistry – because if you are in the habit of taking care of your teeth and gums properly, you are much less likely ever to undergo the emotional and financial stress of complex dental work. The hygienist’s role is crucial to preventive dentistry, combining teeth-cleaning services, such as AquaCutTM, with advice and education on preventing gum disease and tooth decay.
At The Lawns you do not need to see the dentist for an examination before seeing the hygienist; our hygienists are qualified to treat patients directly – saving you both time and money! If you are looking for advice on maintaining healthy teeth and gums, or want to book a scale and polish, simply give us a call and we’ll arrange a suitable appointment time. If, during your appointment, the hygienist thinks you would benefit from seeing a dentist, they will advise you accordingly.
What is oral health education? It’s the best way you can empower yourself to prevent dental disease. The hygienist is specially trained to teach patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene, and demonstrate how best to brush, floss and rinse – you may be surprised to find out you’ve been doing it wrong for years!
Oral health education is especially important for children – it’s been proven that habits such as brushing and flossing can become ingrained for life if taken up before the age of seven. The hygienist will help get children into the habit of looking after their teeth properly, and offer parents nutritional advice to help keep tooth decay at bay.
It’s equally important for adults to pay attention to the state of their teeth and gums – particularly if you have dental implants, restorations or orthodontic treatments, which can all increase your susceptibility to gum disease and tooth decay and require an added degree of care. The hygienist is also qualified to offer professional advice on ways you can slow down the progress of gum disease – from diet and nutrition to help quitting smoking or limiting your alcohol intake.
Fissure sealants offer patients in Lincolnshire added protection against tooth decay. Applied to the back, chewing, teeth only, the special sealant is a protective plastic coating that settles into the grooves (fissures) on the surface of the molars and premolars. This creates a hard shield that stops food and bacteria getting stuck in the tiny areas that brushing sometimes can’t reach.
AquaCutTM cleaning is an innovative technology that can be used in a number of ways, principally for preparing cavities for fillings without the need for a drill, and for superior teeth cleaning and stain removal. The machine generates a stream of very fine powder combined with water, which acts like a sandblaster to gently remove stains, and break up decayed tissue without harming healthy tissue.
The benefits of AquaCutTM cleaning include:
…so it’s ideal for nervous patients as well as anyone in need of a superior professional clean to lift stains and keep plaque at bay.
At The Lawns our talented hygienists are well versed in a comprehensive range of cleaning methods. In addition to offering a manual clean and polish, they also provide ultrasonic scaling, which is especially effective at reaching root surfaces and getting deep inside the periodontal pockets, without causing discomfort. Your hygienist will assess your gums and recommend the treatment best suited to your needs.