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Dental hygiene

Our hygienist team at Sturminster Dental Care have extensive experience in maintaining the oral health of patients throughout Sturminster Newton and beyond. This can range from simple scaling and polish, to routine maintenance or more complex gum treatments.

We can help you design a bespoke oral hygiene plan to prevent recurring problems like staining, bad breath, gum disease, plaque build-up and more.

For patients undergoing dental implant treatment, our hygienists also help maintain your dental health from the beginning of implant treatment to the fitting of the final crowns and bridges.

Benefits of our hygienist care include:

  • Professional clean and tartar removal
    Plaque is a sticky bacterial coating that consistently forms on your teeth. If it is not brushed away properly, including difficult to reach areas like between the teeth, the plaque hardens to form tartar/calculus which cannot be removed so easily at home. Persistent plaque and calculus can lead to periodontal disease, causing bleeding gums, tooth mobility and eventually tooth loss.

    Your dental hygienist will perform an intensive clean on all accessible surfaces of the teeth to ensure any plaque and tartar build up is fully removed. If you have a lot of tooth decay, your hygienist may apply a fluoride gel to help protect the teeth from further attack.
  • Stain removal
    Drinking tea, coffee, red wine or fizzy drinks will gradually stain your teeth over time. Your hygienist will be able to clean these stains away using natural products like baking soda for a whiter smile. Our hygienists also use the innovative AirFlow system which uses air, sodium bicarbonate and water together to clean stains from your teeth.
  • Fresh breath
    A clean mouth means fresher breath!
  • Prevention of gum disease
    Early signs of gum disease include bleeding gums when brushing. Your hygienist will test for this and if they spot symptoms. With regular appointments, they will be able to help deal with this before the disease has the chance to progress. They may use anti bacteria gel and solutions to apply under the gum line to kill any bacteria causing gum disease. It is important to pay attention to these symptoms as if left untreated, gum disease can lead to the movement or even the loss of teeth.
  • Oral hygiene plan
    We will work with your individual needs to create a tailor made plan for optimum maintenance of your oral hygiene. This includes recommending the right products, different types of brushes and showing you the most effective ways to use them.
  • Dietary advice and smoking cessation

To complement our hygienists we have three qualified Oral Health Educators at the practice who are available to give advice on all aspects of dental health and diet. This service is available to all patients at no extra charge. The food we eat can affect our teeth, this could be through staining or acid erosion. If your diet has had a detrimental effect on your teeth, our hygienists can advise on changing your eating habits to prevent further harm. Smoking is also a big factor in causing periodontal disease, bone loss, oral cancer, reducing healing after dental work and staining of teeth. Your dental hygienist can also offer smoking cessation advise if required.

We recommend all Sturminster Dental Care patients have regular hygiene treatments at least once to twice a year alongside your routine dental health reviews.

Meet the team

Helen Sekhon

Hygienist

GDC NO. 5266

Wendy Hester

Hygienist / Therapist

GDC NO. 3850

Darren Hutchinson

Hygienist

GDC NO. 5293

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The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Sturminster Dental Care. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…

Patient reviews

35 Reviews

5.0
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James Kirby

Excellent care, easy to get an appointment. Pleasant surroundings. Highly professional friendly clinician and Nurse.

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Lucy Mac

Wonderful first appointment! Ian was very gentle and really took time to explain everything. I hadn't been to a dentist for 4 or so years due to a couple of bad experiences and Trigeminal Neuralgia and went on recommendation of a friend. I will definitely return!

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David Rabone

Good, professional care administered in a pleasant environment at a reasonable cost. What more could you ask for?

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Jasmine Fitzsimons

Visited my dentist Olga today for 3 fillings. This was the first time having fillings with Olga and I’m incredibly impressed with her work along with dental nurse Brittany who was also great. I felt very calm immediately and felt ZERO pain or discomfort through the whole process. It was smooth and quick but didn’t feel rushed. I look forward to coming in again. Thank you Olga&Brittany. highly recommend this practice.

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Daniel Alder

Excellent treatment and friendly and highly professional team.

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Martin Ostler

My wife and I made our first visit as new patients. First impressions were very favourable on both the dental and admin side

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J Ginty

Absolutely amazing dentist. Every single member of staff is wonderful, sweet and kind. Highly recommend. 10/10!

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Tracey Eavis

I have been going to Sturminster Dental Care for years , it’s amazing. Always get a warm welcome and Ian & Helen are Brilliant looking after my teeth . Wouldn’t go anywhere else and recommend them highly

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Dave Stringer

Absolutely first class dental care from an extremely courteous and professional team. A trip to the dentist isn’t exactly everyone’s ideal place to visit, but all the staff here will make you feel totally at ease, and for me, have completely taken the fear factor away from the occasion. I’ve visited a few dental surgeries over the years, and this is the best by quite some distance. Top class service from a top class team. Thank you!

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Tim

I have not relaxed in a dental chair for years . I was always apprehensive and anxious. Brian has a great bed side manner and for the first time in years I relaxed . It was almost pleasant ! Thank you for ‘putting me back together again’ Tim

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John T

I don't usually do reviews but in this instance I have only but compliments for this Dental Practice. From the Receptionist to the actual Dental Teams everybody is so pleasent and reassuring. I appreciate attending a Dentist can be stressful for some but this Practice makes the visit as comfortable as possible.

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Julie Christopher

I visited Olga today and was so impressed with her and all of the team. I would highly recommend this dentist practice. It's all about what is best for you. Very friendly, understanding and I feel confident they really care about their patients.

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Mike Gaston

Always on time with appointments, friendly and welcoming staff. A pleasure to be one of your clients ✨️.

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Paul Stevens

Great dentist sorted out my problem straight away would recommend to anyone

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Zoe Bell

Very patient and very trustworthy. Always friendly and calming for both scared adults and children.

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Bendz

Very friendly and efficient staff, an excellent dental practice.

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Jeanette Lane

My tooth broke yesterday due to a cancellation I was able to be treated today friendly professional quick service couldn’t have asked for more

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louis Austin

The staff and dentists are brilliant and so caring

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Richard Gow

Sturminster Dental Care offer a high standard of dentistry and you feel that you're in safe hands. This is backed up by a professional and very friendly team who provide a warm welcome at each point of contact. The facilities are well designed and comfortable and there is free parking outside.

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David Hill

Friendly and professional

JB

Jill Bristow

Excellent practice, would recommend to all, as a nervous patient, they put me at ease, and I do not dread going to have treatment.

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sharon bennett

Great practice. You feel valued as an individual patient. Very professional, friendly and punctual.

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Tony Moore

Excellent, professional and friendly Dental Practice. Thank you.

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Bridget Legg

Efficient, calm and polite service which makes going to the dentist not such an ordeal! All lovely and helpful staff.

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Hogswatter

Very professional team and staff.

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Ian Sandey

Absolutely superb practice in every way! Thoroughly recommend

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Julie Anderson

Ian and staff are brilliant ..Recommend it for all.

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Cheryl Handibode

Excellent visit as always, Ian is always so pleasant and reassuring.

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Ian Ring

Excellent dentists. Clean, friendly and Covid safe

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Kay Moscrop

Very good care from Olga

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Suzy Hilton

I don't think I have ever had such a comfortable and friendly dental experience. Ian took the time to explain all my options and treatments and made me feel fairly optimistic about the outcome. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful

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Charlotte Weatherley

It was great to be fitted in so quickly, as I had indicated that I was in pain, and the receptionist worked hard to find a slot for me. Overall, an efficient service, with friendly, accommodating staff. The dentist worked quickly to identify the problem and begin treatment.

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Stuart Jackson

Always time to talk 'teeth' and never feeling rushed

NM

Nick Messinger

Excellent service - friendly team

SB

Stuart Brown

Perfect.

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