Our dental therapist, Derrick, will help keep your teeth clean, as well as sharing his knowledge so you can develop an effective dental care strategy at home. As an experienced and qualified member of our team, he also adopts a gentle approach so all his treatments are carried out efficiently with your comfort in mind.
One of the services he provides is to spruce up your teeth with a ‘scale and polish’- removing stubborn tartar and plaque, as well as leaving them feeling extra clean. he will also check for signs of gum disease as this tooth threatening condition can cause serious damage and often goes unnoticed.
Derrick will teach you how to keep on top of your dental hygiene with techniques and advice about how to use dental tools, such as floss and interdental brushes. He will also make sure you know which foods are kind to your teeth and which more harmful snacks to avoid.
Derrick is also skilled in treating more advanced gum disease known as periodontitis. If you suffer from this condition then a three monthly visit to the see Derrick and an extensive home maintenance programme is advisable.
He can protect teeth by applying fissure sealants, helping to shield them from bacteria – an ideal treatment for younger teeth when they first start to emerge. In fact, it is a good idea to introduce your children to Derrick from an early age so they can develop lifelong tooth care skills.
Regularly visiting our qualified therapist will help ensure the continued health of your teeth and gums, as well as protecting your overall well-being because poor gum health has been linked to more serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.