Dental Hygienist in Crewe, Cheshire

There’s a virtual plethora of advantages that come from having healthy teeth and gums. From that feeling you get when you smile and your teeth are beautiful and white, to the knowledge that comes knowing that you can eat a variety of different food products without the worry of constant pain.

We understand the importance of healthy teeth and thanks to our years of knowledge and experience, you can be sure that a visit to the dental hygienist therapist in Crewe will be a positive one.

Healthy Gums

There’s nothing worse than having a mouth fool of cavities. Not only can it be unsightly, leaving you with confidence issues, it can be a real strain on your happiness as you are reminded every time you eat or smile.

As such, we believe that prevention is always a far better alternative than a cure and that’s why we work hard to provide a variety of different services and treatments that will keep your teeth and gums healthy, and leaving you with a smile you’ll be proud of.

A Beautiful Smile

Gum disease is responsible for greater loss of teeth than tooth decay. That’s why it’s vitally important to care for your teeth, and that is where a hygienist comes in. Brushing every morning and evening will go a long way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However a dental hygienist can clean and polish them to a standard that will leave your teeth healthy, and you feeling on top of the world.

A well-established dentist, our first objective is to help you keep your teeth and gums in perfect condition. So why wait, our reception is only a phone call away and we’re waiting to answer all of your questions and help you keep your beautiful smile. So feel free to get in touch and see which one of our hygienist services will best suit you.

Covid-19 and your care

We have now received clear guidance as to what dental procedures we can safely carry out and at what stages during the pandemic.

Below is a summary of the guidance as we understand it, although this may modify over the next few days as some small inconsistencies are clarified.

The government has set five different risk levels for the pandemic 1-5 (low to high), although this changes on a daily basis.

The treatments that we can carry out safely in dental practice will change with the risk level.

Treatments are significantly limited at level 4.

During the next few weeks, we will attempt to contact each patient that has contacted us with a significant dental problem during lockdown, and we hope to book an assessment appointment for those patients in the week commencing 8th June.

Practice doors will be locked at level 3, 4 and 5. Entry to the practice will be limited to pre-booked appointments.

There will be very clear criteria provided in due course as what is required before arriving at the practice, and what the procedure will be upon arrival. We will endeavour to ensure that each person knows exactly what to expect at their visit as this will be quite different to what you have been used to.

The appointment diary will be structured to take into consideration those patients who are shielding, may have underlying medical issues and so on.

The first week is expected to be a slow start as we ensure that the new protocols are working effectively for everyone’s safety. These protocols will be audited and modified until required.

At level 4 we should be able to carry out the following:

Dental assessment (initially restricted to patients who have current urgent need, or did and contacted us during lockdown).

X rays but only for patients who tolerate them well.

TEMPORARY re cementation of crowns. (We cannot dry the tooth effectively enough to cement a crown permanently with the restrictions we face).

Fabrication or repair of removable dentures.

Simple dental extractions. If a tooth breaks, it is probable we will have to leave the roots in place until we are at a lower level of risk. Naturally, we will assess the risk very carefully prior to treatment.

Tightening of loose dental implants if possible, without using a high-speed handpiece (drill).

Temporary fillings.

Draining of a swelling/abscess.

Provision of antibiotics.

Trimming of sharp orthodontic wires (not reliable re cementation of loose brackets, or replacement of missing brackets).

Treatment is only to be offered after careful assessment.

Cosmetic orthodontics

Cheshire Dental Centre provide many of these treatments. We may now be able to progress some of our Quick Straight Teeth cases. We will be in touch with each patient shortly, but please allow us to contact you; we hope that it is understandable that we will be prioritising patients with urgent dental need.

The PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the above are not too onerous, and we will not look too different to normal. As you are aware, the cross-infection control at Cheshire Dental Centre has always been exemplary and one of our top priorities.

Although we have been organised with the new PPE guidelines well in advance there may be the occasional time where we are awaiting stock. All practices are attempting to source the necessary PPE we need to keep you and us safe, but supplies are scarce and consequently very expensive.