Meet Your Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist Sarah At Taylored Dental Care
Hi I’m Sarah Duckitt, I’m a dually qualified Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist here at Taylored Dental Care. I have been part of the Taylored team for the past 8 years and I absolutely love my job, my team and my patients! Taylored Dental Care prides itself on providing kind, caring and pain free dental treatments to all. We want to help you to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted.
As Dental Hygienists we offer many treatments to help you achieve a healthier, brighter smile. These treatments include Scaling and Polishing, detailed Gum Disease treatment, Airflow stain removal and Teeth Whitening. Airflow stain removal tackles the tough staining in hard to reach areas such as in between your teeth. Stains from things such as smoking, tea, coffee, red wine can all be thoroughly removed to achieve an instantly brighter smile. Teeth whitening can also enhance this through lightening the teeth from the inside- out. We use a high quality whitening system here at Taylored Dental Care called Boutique Whitening which gives fantastic results and can whiten your teeth many shades lighter.
As Dental Therapists we complete the majority of fillings within our Taylored practices. We regularly replace old metal fillings to bright tooth coloured composites for instant results. This also includes Composite Bonding and Composite Veneers which can provide immediate straightening and re-shaping with zero damage to the underlying teeth. We also perform all treatment for children’s baby teeth including extractions and pulp treatments.
If you are interested in any of the above treatments then I would be thrilled to help you through your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile.
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Scaling and polishing –
This is our way of saying that she cleans the teeth, removing sticky plaque and hard calculus as well as cleaning the gums and finishing with a polish. We all need a good clean, usually every six months, but some of us need to go even more often. Our hygienist can advise what is best for you.
Oral disease care and prevention –
With good oral maintenance we can almost always slow down plaque build-up and prevent oral diseases like tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontitis. By following our hygienist’s advice you can be your own hygienist, with great success.
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Special cases –
If you already suffer from an oral health condition like gum disease, are on medication or undergoing special medical treatment, our hygienist will take expert care of you, with the aim of preventing further deterioration and providing a cure wherever possible.
Our dentists often refer children to our therapist for general treatment, including scaling and fillings. General Dental Council (GDC) rules demand that a therapist work on deciduous or children’s teeth under the prescription of a qualified dentist.
General oral health advice:
- Tooth-brushing techniques and tips
- Flossing and interdental brushing techniques and tips
- Types of dental hygiene products for implants, bridges, dentures, braces and other restorations
- Rinsing and mouth-washing
- Which foods and drinks are good for your teeth, and which are bad
- The best tips for fresh breath
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The hygienist’s role is critical at Taylored Dental Care. In line with GDC requirements they must have a two to three-year qualification in Dental Hygiene and Oral Health Science. They must also keep up to date with developments in dentistry so that our patients receive the most current, quality oral health care and advice.
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Our hygienists are a key part of the dental team, assisting with diagnostic procedures like x-rays, dental impression-taking and digital photography, so you could easily meet them well before you get a clean. They are fully trained in the use of a wide range of dental instruments and sterile environment protocols, as well has health and safety requirements. They also help keep patient records current and sends out check-up reminders.
High fluoride treatments
Taylored Dental Care provides safe high fluoride treatments to help children and adults reduce risk of tooth decay or dental caries. These treatments seal the outer tooth surface, protecting the teeth from harmful bacteria. The fluoride acts as a barrier to developing tooth decay by making the tooth structure more resistant to bacterial acid and by strengthening tooth enamel. We may recommend toothpastes or mouthwashes, including for those with dental braces and dentures.
Although fluoride occurs as a natural mineral in water and foods, it may be added to dental products such as toothpastes and dental gels to further combat tooth decay. Water fluoridation is common in many countries where non-harmful fluoride concentrations are added to the water supply.
Tooth decay starts when bacteria in the mouth over-colonise and cause plaque to build up around the teeth releasing acid that erodes the tooth enamel. Cavities or tooth holes, toothache, infection, and dental abscess are signs of tooth decay.
A varied, healthy and balanced diet may help to reduce acid concentrations that erode the tooth surface, as may regular daily mouth cleansing by flossing and brushing teeth, gums, tongue and palate after meals, before sleep and on awaking.
However, sometimes these routines are not enough, and professional teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment is needed to clean away plaque, scale tartar from tooth grooves to prevent bacterial overgrowth. Three-monthly appointments with the hygienist and regular six-monthly appointments with the dentist are important to check for signs of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.