Hygiene Visits Info

Hygiene visits

As a practice dedicated to prevention, we are fortunate to have highly qualified hygienists as part of our team; we will not only professionally clean your teeth but also show you the best way to keep them plaque free.

We have an excellent team of hygienists who can help with bleeding gums, bad Breath, Stain removal and any other Oral Hygiene concerns you have call now to book an appointment.


Michayla Morris graduated as a dental hygiene and therapist from Sheffield University in 2010. She then completed a vocational training year within the Oxford and Wessex deanery. She is committed to the prevention of dental disease, through education and keeps up to date with all the current research to be able to provide the best possible information to patients. Within her role she can undertake periodontal treatments, fillings, treatment on children, radiographs and whitening.  In her spare time, Michayla has a passion for travelling. She also enjoys reading and going to the gym.

GDC Number 171541

Other members of the hygiene team


Dip Dent Hygiene Sweden
2006 -104794


CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2000
Dip Dent Therpay RCS eng
2000 – 5762


Dip Dent Hygiene Cardiff

Tooth Whitening Info

Tooth Whitening

Using customised trays, this at-home system provides you with flexibility to undertake the whitening at your own pace and until you have achieved your desired shade. The trays are then available for you to use again in the future.

Here at the Abbeymead Dental Centre we use the Phillips Zoom Whitening system. Phillips have tested the product and say that “Philips Zoom NiteWhite is backed by studies that have shown it is safe and effective for your teeth and gums. And because your dental professional recommends it, you can be sure that your results will be consistent and safe on any fillings or restorations you might have. With Philips Zoom NiteWhite, your dental professional makes a custom whitening tray to perfectly fit the contours of your teeth. That means you get the same bright results across your entire smile”

Gum Disease Info

Gum disease – Periodontics disease


Dr George Xirogiannis

D.D.S (Ath) MClinDent in Perio (Lond)

What is it?
Periodontal Disease affects the bone supporting the teeth. People with chronic cases of Periodontal Disease, eventually have to have teeth extracted, as much of the bone is lost and teeth become loose. You can prevent Periodontal Disease from getting worse by maintaining a good dental care routine and making regular visits to your Dentist or Hygienist.

There are two stages of gum disease:-

  • The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is when the gums become red and swollen. Such inflammation can be cured with good oral hygiene.
  • The second stage is called chronic periodontitis. People with chronic cases of Periodontal Disease, eventually have to have teeth extracted, as some of the bone is lost and teeth become loose. Although, periodontitis cannot be reversed once it has developed, you can prevent it from getting worse, if you clean your teeth properly and have regular treatment from your Dentist or Hygienist, who may recommend deep scaling or root planning.

What should I do if I suspect that I have gum disease?
You should visit your Dentist for an examination, so that they can check your teeth and gums and prescribe what treatment is required. Usually the Dentist will illustrate how to clean your teeth effectively in order to remove all of the plaque.

What does this treatment involve?

  • This treatment is often performed under a local anaesthetic and may require you to make more than one visit, depending on whether your mouth is treated in sections.
  • There are two different tools that are used for root planning. The hand scaler comes in various sizes and shapes to enable your Dentist to reach all parts of the tooth and to ensure that the tooth and its root are completely clean. The electric scaler is then used, which vibrates with water. The water circulates around the mouth to thoroughly clean out the mouth, which is then removed using suction.
  • After this treatment you will need to be careful when cleaning the teeth above the gum-line, as the root planning should cause the gum pocket to shrink, resulting with the gum sitting closer to the tooth.
  • This treatment is generally repeated on a regular basis.

What are the benefits?

  • Root planing is beneficial, as it stops gum disease from getting worse and can prevent tooth loss.
  • Although this treatment can help you to keep your mouth clean and healthy at home, you should not solely rely on this treatment for keeping your mouth healthy. However, it is important that you maintain a healthy mouth.

Can my dentist help?
If you are concerned about bad breath, you should discuss this with your Dentist. You should ensure that you do not try to hide the smell of your breath in any way, as it will make it difficult for the dentist to distinguish where the problem is coming from. Generally good oral hygiene will resolve bad breath, so your Dentist or Hygienist will probably give you a scale and polish to make it easier to keep your mouth clean at home. There are also instruments that can be used to measure sulphur compounds in the mouth or swelling around the gums.

How can I help?

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and ensure that you use a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Your Dentist may advise that you use floss. If so, you should smell the floss after you have used it, to check if there is a smell from a particular part of your mouth. This will enable you to take extra care to clean that area.
  • If your tongue is heavily coated, you can gently brush it, which should help to get rid of the smell.
  • When your mouth becomes dry the smell of your breath will often get stronger. Chewing sugar-free gum will help to reduce this problem, as it increases the flow of saliva around the mouth.
  • Smoking can also make your breath smell. Therefore, it is important to try to give up, not only to resolve the problem of bad breath, but to also help you to maintain a healthy mouth and body.

General Dentistry Info

General Dentistry

Here at Abbeymead Dental Centre we believe in providing you with high quality dental treatment in a relaxed and friendly environment. We encourage preventative techniques- helping you to understand how to maintain your oral health in order to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.

Our modern approach means that we promote continuing care so that you have:

  • Fewer filling
  • Less dental decay
  • Less likelihood of toothache
  • More attractive teeth
  • More choices
  • Reduce cost
  • And helping you to keep your teeth for life

A practice for all the family; we believe that good dental habits start from a young age and are always happy to see the younger members of the family on a regular basis to ensure this happens. If there are any members of your family that have special needs do not hesitate to let us know. We can help those who cannot manage the stairs by arranging for them to be seen downstairs only.

10k walk in Hyde Park Aug16

Mouth Cancer 10 Km Walk- Hyde Park August 2016

Dental Nurse Meryl completed the 10km walk in aid of Mouth Cancer Research and to raise awareness of Oral Cancer.

The event took place in  Hyde Park on Sunday 14th August 2016 and Meryl is pictured at the finish line, happy to have finished and contributed to a very worthwhile cause!!

If you would like to add to her sponsorship please call Abbeymead Dental Centre on 01932 571200


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