Preventative Care & Hygienist Services

Under the principle that tooth decay is a preventable and curable disease, at 5, we will assess, educate and manage patients habits to assist them to stop and reverse the progress of dental disease.

Price
From £80 (included in membership fees)

Time
From 30 mins

Why choose us?
Airflow technology used at every appointment for excellent stain and biofilm removal resulting in a more thorough clean

Preventative Care & Hygienist Services reviews

Patient

5/5

I have nothing but praise for the dental care I received- a small filling and excellent care from the hygienist. From the receptionist to the dental team they were caring and efficient.

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Our experts

Chloe Squire BSc

Hygienist & Dental Therapist

GDC Number – 260427

Chloe achieved her Degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy in 2019, after achieving her National Diploma in Dental nursing NEBDN in 2015.

Chloe has worked as a locum for the MOD with duties that included nursing and working in CSSD. After her work for HMS Nelson she then moved across to HMS Excellent as a Dental Hygienist, undertaking treatment planning and providing oral health education, treating gingivitis and periodontitis in service personnel.

Chloe is hard working and is passionate about providing a high level of patient care.

Chloe Squire - 5 Dental and Skin

Joanne Barber BSc

Hygienist & Dental Therapist

GDC Number – 137511

Jo started her career in dentistry back in 2001, gaining many years of experience within different roles of the dental team.

Graduating with first class honors, Jo has a very empathetic approach to dentistry, delivering high quality care with a calm and friendly manner.

This enables her to successfully manage and treat many patients, including children and patients with dental phobia.

Joanne Barber BSc - 5 Dental and Skin

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Preventative Care & Hygienist Services explained

Preventative Care & Hygienist Services explained

Our Hygienists provide regular hygiene care for all patients. For those with periodontal problems deeper scaling with Local anaesthetic is offered if required. As part of these appointments you will receive advice on oral hygiene including tooth-brushing techniques. Children will also have their teeth disclosed using food dye tablets, which show the areas they are not brushing correctly.

Dietary Analysis

Diet sheets are provided to help us analyse your dietary habits, we will look at dietary factors affecting your decay rate and tooth wear.

Dietary advice leaflets produced by one of our team members are provided so you can assess the sugar content of different foods.

Being aware of dietary factors can improve your oral health considerably, decreasing your decay rate and tooth sensitivity.

Oral Hygiene

A range of products are available to purchase at the practice including electric toothbrushes, prescription-strength fluoride toothpastes and antimicrobial mouthwashes. We will advise you as part of your Oral Heath Care which products are appropriate for you as part of your daily routine.

Non-Drilling Techniques

Air abrasion is a technique using fine alumina dust particles to gently remove tooth tissue. There is no water or vibration and is kinder to enamel not causing cracks or crazing. This technique can be employed for repairing broken teeth and those requiring small fillings- in many cases local anaesthetic is not required.

Children

We have great experience working with Children, especially those who need more than routine check ups or those who have had bad dental experiences. We can work with these children to improve their confidence and dental experience. We work closely with them and their parents to improve oral health through regular hygiene visits and oral hygiene guidance and dietary analysis and advice. We do not use amalgam filling material, containing mercury, in children’s teeth.

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