If you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed corona virus please check the gov.uk and nhs.uk websites for the latest COVID-19 travel advice, you may need to call NHS 111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment. The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.
We also ask that only patients with appointments attend the practice. Please do not bring any non-essential people with you where reasonably possible, to help reduce exposure for both staff and other patients.
In many cases, your Colney Hatch dental hygienist will be the most familiar face for you at our practice. Maintaining good dental hygiene, including regular visits to your dental hygienist, is vital to your good dental health.
Your dental hygienist is your partner in learning good oral hygiene habits. Through instruction and education, you and your family can learn the best way to brush and floss, as well as other preventative dentistry actions that will help you protect your teeth, gums, and tongue.
Keeping your regularly scheduled dental hygienist appointments should be a high priority for you and your family, as this is the first line of defence against tooth decay and disease. Your dental hygienist not only cleans your teeth, but also notes any dental health issues, referring you to your dentist if warranted.
At Colney Hatch Dental, preventive dental care is integral to our total care view, and our dental hygienists are our 'first responders' in our pursuit of comprehensive preventative dental care. Our care team wants you to enjoy the best dental health possible and are available to answer your questions or address your concerns.
When you visit your dental hygienist, you can expect some or all of the following, depending on your dental care circumstances:
Visiting your dental hygienist regularly helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, which, if left alone, can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.