Dental Cleans – the Dentist or Hygienist?

There is actually no difference in the actual routine cleaning procedures whether carried out by the dentist or hygienist.

The procedure known now as professional mechanical removal of plaque can be carried out by the dentist or hygienist.

However the dentist and hygienist take on different roles at the dental practice but they both work together as a team to ensure the patients get the best possible care.

The Hygienist is known primarily for the hygiene services they provide.

They also offer preventative care helping to educate patients on ways to improve and maintain their oral health.

They remove a considerable burden from the dentist to allow them perform more advanced procedures.

The dentist performs dental examination and carry out a range of clinical procedures and provide more advanced (deep) cleaning procedure known as gum treatment.

Do feel free to contact the practice or discuss with your dentist if you require any additional information or clarification.

Testimonial – H.S

“I have been a patient at Highfield Dental surgery for 38 years. Mr Salil Patel, the principal dentist, is extremely dedicated to helping his patients and providing workable solutions. I have no hesitation in recommending this brilliant dental practice to anyone and the years I have been using them is testament to this.”

 

Testimonial – L.A

‘I’m a very nervous emotional person when it comes to visiting the dentist, having been with my previous one for years, I decided to go to Highfield on the recommendation of my husband. When I made contact for my first appointment I explained to the receptionist my fears, she was so kind, helpful and understanding and recommended Pinal Patel who would be perfect for me. I went along for my first appointment very anxious but as soon as I walked in the receptionists were so friendly they soon put me at ease.

I have now gone back for my second appointment and I can’t thank Pinal Patel enough for being so patience with me and for making sure that throughout my procedure I was ok and not in any pain. He is so kind, understanding, gentle, considerate and very professional.

I would definitely recommend Highfield Dental Practice to all.’

Testimonial – L.T

”Dr Uzma Patel,
After going through jaw surgery and having braces I still wanted a few changes to my two teeth that were shorter then others.
Uzma has done an incredible job and I would highly recommend anyone who is wanting Composite Bonding. We went over all the small changes to make it perfect for my individual smile.
Always checking how I was feeling and it really is pain free. I will definitely be going back if I need anything else done. Thank you again for all your time. ”

Testimonial – C.B

”Hi the teeth team, how refreshing to get a good quality service, the old saying goes you get what you pay for. All the staff are very polite and helpful especially Uzma Patel who was very understanding as I am a very nervous patient, she made me feel reassured and also did a good job, many thanks to you all.”

Testimonial – D.S

”Dear Biruntha,
Thanks for a very careful and painstaking reconstruction this morning… you have achieved a perfect likeness to the original as far as my tongue is concerned,  and it is perfectly profiled to fit with its mates on my upper jaw….I would never have suspected I had had dental work done today.
Looks good in the mirror, too!”

Testimonial – M.B

”Today I had my first appointment with Pinal Patel who is new to this surgery. My fears, which are many, were completely unfounded as he appreciated how I felt. This will make future visits less stressful. He is one kind, gentle and very professional dentist..”

Testimonial – B.W

”Having been a patient at highfield for more than a decade I can only say I wouldn’t go anywhere else, only today I attended an appointment with Martina who like all the staff was proficient & as always explained everything was to be done. 10/10”

 

Give your teeth a treat this Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, what child doesn’t like to dress up and “trick or treat” all the neighbours, in their search for some sugary delights.
Children love getting lots of candy treats! But whilst this is a fun time of year, eating too many sweets is a horrifying thought for our teeth.

So our friendly team at Highfield want to give you some good tricks, on how to treat your teeth well this Halloween.

* Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day, morning and night.

* Have your sweet treats, along side a main meal, this limits the amount of sugar attacks on your teeth. Continually eating sweets throughout the day is a tooth’s worst nightmare!

*Avoid sticky sweets as these can get stuck in your teeth and stay there for longer, which gives the bacteria more time to harm your teeth.

(And that goes for Mum and Dad too… we know you like to feast on the children’s goodies too).

Have a fangtastic Halloween!!