At Epsom Dental, we recommend dental hygiene treatments to our patients. Why? Because even the best brushing and flossing routines cannot eliminate all traces of plaque.
Left on your teeth, plaque becomes hard tartar, which cannot be brushed off. This then traps more plaque and the cycle repeats, causing gum disease and frequently bad breath.
Meet Your Dental Hygiene team
Clare has been working at Epsom Dental Center for over 10 years having qualified from the Royal London Dental School in 1999 as a dental hygienist and therapist.
She has enjoyed a varied carer working in general practice, hospital and specialist practice. She is very motivated and is highly enthusiastic about her work and always enjoys her days at work. Clare enjoys working at Edc due to its friendly staff and patients.
Outside of work Clare enjoys spending time with her family and providing a taxi service for her two children!
Outside of work Dalia enjoys her spinning classes, eating out with friends, traveling.
- Food: Mediterranean/Indian
- Drink: Mojito
- Film: Grease
- Song: Earth, Wind and Fire- September
- Holiday Destination: Venice
- Desert Island essential – My Iphone
Dalia graduated from Umea University, Sweden in 2008 and has a bachelor degree in dental hygiene. After 5 years working in Stockholm, Sweden she decided to move to London to broaden her experience. Her Qualifications include – Bachelor Degree, Umea University Sweden 2008.
She has mainly worked with the Swedish public dental service but also within the private sector. She worked with adult patients, children and teenagers. Dalia is a dedicated hygienist that will help you achieve excellent dental well-being. Her work ethics, positive attitude and punctuality are one of her best assets that guarantee a high quality dental service.
GDC Number: 181769
Outside of dentistry I enjoy cycling, running, reading and knitting. In addition I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
I hope my patients can trust me especially those nervous patients.
I enjoy my days with the team, there is a very happy yet professional atmosphere here.
I have worked for M&S as hygienist. I went back to Ashtead where I stayed full time till my boss retired in 2009. I then joined Epsom Dental Centre.
1982 qualified from Royal Dental Leicester Square and St Georges.Enrolled Dental Hygienist ( EDH).
GDC Number: 2606
Our hygienist removes plaque and calculus from your teeth in order to prevent the onset or progression of gum disease, and leaves your mouth sparkling clean.
For patients with more advanced periodontal disease, we have a specialist periodontist on our team who can analyse your specific situation and provide more intensive treatment to target your treatment needs.
The best way to help avoid gum disease and protect against your gums from receding is to practice good oral hygiene.
We will give you advice on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
but what is gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. If left, this plaque builds up on and between teeth, irritating gums and making them swollen.
When this swelling happens, it can allow a space or ‘pocket’ to form beneath the tooth. As the amount of bacterial plaque increases, so does the depth of the pocket. This causes gums to recede, exposing more of the tooth. If left untreated, the pocket can become so large that teeth may loosen and may even need to be removed.
There are two stages of gum disease:
Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. It occurs when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Often the swollen gums bleed when brushed. If left untreated, long-standing gingivitis can develop into severe gingivitis or periodontitis.
More teeth are lost through periodontitis than through tooth decay. Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease where bacterial plaque destroys the gums, soft tissue and eventually the bone anchoring the teeth, making the tooth loose in its socket. If left untreated, the tooth may eventually fall out or need to be removed.