Our dental hygienists are a key part of the dental team at The Lotus Clinic. Our mission is to help you achieve a confident and healthy smile, and to keep your teeth in perfectly healthy condition. Our hygienists work alongside the dental team and it is possible to see a hygienist directly without a prescription from a dentist if you would like. To book a hygienist appointment simply give us a call or visit the request an appointment page.
A dental hygienist assesses the health of your teeth and gums and gently removes any plaque and tartar caused by bacteria collecting in areas inside your mouth, usually as a result of poor oral hygiene. Once your are teeth are deep cleaned, your hygienists will create a treatment plan designed to help you overcome any dental health problems you may have, and work with you to maintain your teeth in a clean and healthy state. Your hygienist will also give you an oral health score. Each time you visit the hygienist we can compare your score against your previous visit and let you know whether the new dental health routine is working for you. If for some reason it isn’t then we can look at why and make adjustments accordingly.
Teeth must be cleaned twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. If you divide your mouth into quadrants, upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left you need to spend 30 seconds cleaning each quadrant. After you have cleaned your teeth we recommend flossing, this removes debris in the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and cleans below your gumline.
We recommend visiting your both your dentist and dental hygienist twice a year. If you have a particular problem with your dental health you may be advised to visit the dentist or hygienist more frequently.
Although it is possible for a dentist to do everything that the hygienist does, hygienists have had extensive training in oral health care, have more time to spend with patients and are therefore the best qualified people to help you look after your dental health.
I'm afraid of the dentist
You’re certainly not alone. It is reckoned that one in four people in the UK dread going to see the dentist.
Dental anxiety is very common and can leave you feeling nervous or afraid of coming to the practice. Common fears include fear of dental pain, loss of control and needle phobia. Whatever the fear is all our clinical staff are trained to help nervous patients and we have a range of solutions for making your visit easier, including discussing your fears, distraction techniques, and light sedation if appropriate.
If you are worried because you haven’t been to the dentist for a long time and you are concerned that you will be told off or reprimanded for neglecting your teeth - please don't be. We are here to help and guide you through the process of improving your oral health and our long-term aim is to give you an improved quality of life and the smile you deserve.
I'm having a hard time chewing
Chewing problems can be caused by bad teeth, missing teeth, or poor-fitting dentures. It can be impossible to enjoy your favorite foods with damaged teeth and diseased gums. Many denture wearers also complain of not being able to eat the foods they love and being restricted to a certain type of diet, not to mention the constant worry of losing their teeth in the middle of dinner or conversation.
If your teeth or dentures are affecting your diet and reducing your quality of life, it’s time to see Dr Mickey Frankl. Whether it’s one missing tooth or a mouth in need of complex reconstruction, Dr Frankl has the skills and expertise to bring back your chewing ability and make you feel better about yourself. We provide several implant solutions for missing teeth, including fixed permanent teeth and dental implants.
I'm embarrassed to smile
Are you embarrassed to smile because of bad or missing teeth? You’re not alone. Many people hide their mouths behind their hands or smile timidly because they are self-conscious about their teeth. Whatever the reason (neglect, trauma or disease), you don’t have to suffer in silence. You can smile confidently again with the help of New Albany dentist Dr Mickey Frankl.
Dr Mickey Frankl truly understands what it’s like to have dental problems and the embarrassment that goes along with it. This is why he focuses on improving not just your teeth, but your overall appearance. Missing teeth can make your face look sunken in, adding years to your real age. Our cosmetic dental procedures are designed to make you look even better over time.
Our clinic provides life-changing cosmetic dentistry and Dr Frankl and his talented team treat problems that range from the simple (failing teeth) to the complex (full mouth rehabilitation). Treatment begins with a friendly conversation about what you want to achieve with your teeth, and ends with a solution that you are completely happy with.
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