Address : 147 Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9HR

Dental Hygiene Appointments

Regular hygiene visits are essential to prevent disease, bad breath and maintaining the health of your gums and teeth. Our hygienist has a primary role
in helping educate you about the different techniques and ways to care for your teeth and gums.

Hygiene visits can spot the signs of gum disease early and prevent future treatment. Signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums are red, bleed every time you brush or floss and feel puffy
  • Your teeth feel sensitive
  • Gum recession (gums that have pulled away from the teeth)
  • Teeth becoming loose and gaps appearing
  • Swelling around gums which could be abscess

What are the benefits of seeing a hygienist?

1. Clean Teeth

During Hygienist appointments, you will receive a professional teeth clean. They will carefully remove plaque (dental biofilm) and calculus (tartar) from
the surface of your teeth and around the gum line.

They will also polish your teeth to remove surface staining and produce a smooth and shiny finish. Ensuring that your mouth is free from dental plaque and tartar is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

2. Healthy Gums

During your care you will be provided with both preventative advice and thorough assessment, treatment and review of the health of your gums and any gum disease affecting them.

3. Preventing Gum Disease

Preventing and treating gum disease is as important to us as it is for you because keeping your natural teeth is one of our highest priorities. Maintenance of excellent gum health around your restorations and dental implants is equally important to help long-term successful treatment outcomes.

Gum disease (periodontal disease or periodontitis) is a serious condition and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. It is preventable and manageable with good oral hygiene, however once you have established it is generally not reversible, but it can be stabilised with effective oral hygiene and appropriate periodontal treatment.

4. Fresh Breath

A clean mouth combined with an effective home care routine means bacterial plaque is removed from around the teeth and gums, in turn this means fresher breath.

5. Bespoke Oral Hygiene Advice

Our Hygienists will work with you and personalise your home care routine to maximise your own efforts by ensuring you are using the correct type of toothbrush and interdental cleaning aids with the correct techniques specific to your needs.

Any additional useful products can also be recommended to you. These comprehensive plans are made to deal with any existing issues and to formulate a maintenance plan to ensure optimum long-term dental and gum health.

6. Preventive Dietary Advice

Our Hygienists can feedback any prevention advice regarding acid erosion (wearing away of the enamel surface of the teeth due to acids) or staining through analysing your diet and making suitable recommendations.

A healthy diet free from frequent intake of sugar and acidic food and drink goes a long way to prevent cavities, other tooth wear-related problems and keeping your teeth strong and healthy.