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Top Hygienist Stephanie Ellard Shares Oral Health Musts

Experienced dental hygienist, Stephanie Ellard offers tips for nervous patients, best ways to care for teeth and gums and the mistake you must avoid 

Stephanie Ellard has made dental hygiene her life’s work. We chatted to her at WeCare Dental Peterborough. 


Growing up in Peterborough Stephanie Ellard’s remembers long summer days, playing in the fields and building dens with her friends. 

At 15, she completed a three-week work experience stint at a local dental practice. There and then, she decided she wanted a career as a dental hygienist. She trained at Birmingham dental hospital and has never looked back on her decision. All in all she has 32 years in the dental sector. Stephanie Ellard’s favourite part of the job is meeting people and making a difference in their dental health. She’s part of the top team of #DentalHeroes at WeCare Dental in Peterborough. “I’m probably most famous there for being the one who always fixes things,” she says. 

Stephanie Ellard lives in Peterborough and is married, has two grown children, two dogs and four cats.  And, she’s passionate about the planet. If she had a magic wand, she’d use it to get all governments to work together to heal Earth. 


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Which treatments are popular right now?

There’s a big demand for cosmetic treatments such as veneers, implants and teeth-in-a-day and Cerec crowns.


What advice would you offer to nervous patients?

I’d  say,  “Come along and talk to us about your anxieties. We can help you by explaining treatment plans and taking things slowly to gain your confidence.”

What advice would you give patients prior and post the procedures in which you specialise?

That I will assess your dental health, explain where you can improve and give you advice for home care – the most important part. I can clean your teeth, but what you do a home to improve and maintain your dental health is critical.




How has dentistry changed over the years? 

As a child I wasn’t scared of going to the dentist, but it was a very different experience than today. Then it was all about drilling and filling, now we are more prevention based. We also want to involve you in your treatment by talking to you and making sure you understand your treatment options.

What new tech in your practice impresses you most?

We have low dose dental x-ray equipment,  a Cerec machine to make crowns in 1 hour and Implant treatment.

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What makes WeCare Dental different?

We are friendly, family-focused practice and we care about you. 



What are your top tips for healthy teeth and gums?

Brush twice a day for two minutes preferably with an electric toothbrush and clean in between your teeth once a day.  Don’t forget to have regular dental/oral hygiene visits.

What’s the worst mistake people make when it comes to oral/dental care?

Avoiding brushing or flossing areas which bleed. Bleeding is a sign of inflammation and that is where you need to concentrate on cleaning more. 

Did you know Left untreated gum disease can lead to stroke, heart disease and diabetes?

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