The important role of the dental hygienist

A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build up of plaque and tartar whilst regular dental hygienist appointments for teeth cleaning, remove the plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Gum disease and tooth decay is the most common global disease affecting every household. Over 80% of cavities occur inside pits and fissures on chewing surfaces where brushing cannot reach food left trapped after every meal or snack and saliva or fluoride have no access to neutralise acid and re-mineralise demineralised tooth.

We provide dental hygiene appointments with our experienced dental hygienists in to fully clean your teeth and gums and advice on your daily dental hygiene routine.

Our dental hygiene appointments include:

  • malmin-toothbrush-in-cupDental hygiene examination to look for any inflammation, bleeding and plaque or calculus build up.
  • Scaling & polishing to remove all plaque and calculus with a variety of the latest equipment including the latest air polishing which fires a jet of air, water and sodium bicarbonate at your teeth to remove debris and polish the surface.
  • Daily dental hygiene advice and routine to ensure you can maintain those areas visibly accessible on a day to day basis in between dental hygiene appointments and ensure long term problems caused by poor dental hygiene remain at bay.

Our dental hygienists can help with halitosis treatment too, this can be a common result of poor dental hygiene.

Book a hygiene appointment

You can book a dental hygiene appointment without seeing the dentist first.

Victoria Road Practice
34 Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS26 8DD

01429 861327

Owton Manor Practice
212 Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 3QD

01429 265471

Northgate Practice
29 Northgate, Hartlepool, TS24 OJT

01429 222707

hygiene options

We brush regularly, we floss, we use mouth wash, but sometimes that isn’t enough to remove plaque deposits. Oral health is an important part of your overall health so visiting the hygienist is vital to long term optimum oral health.

Classic Clean

30 Minutes
Includes a check for gum disease, oral health advice, scale using the ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar and polish for everyday stain removal.

Elite Clean

45 minutes
A more thorough clean and polish in a 45 minute session including the all important gum health check, tailored oral hygiene regime, scale using the ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar and high shine polish for everyday stain removal.

The Smokers Clean

60 Minutes
For patients with heavier stain from tobacco/coffee/tea/red wine stain. Includes a scale using ultrasonic scaler, followed by an intensive air jet. The clean is finished with a high shine gleam polish. It is completely painless and highly effective. Air polishing reaches further and deeper to give a sparkling result.

Orthodontic Preparation

45 minutes
It is essential that oral hygiene is to a high standard prior to your Orthodontic treatment. This clean involves a thorough clean using a combination of ultrasonic and hand scaling. This clean will help to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to your braces being fitted.

Orthodontic Hygiene Maintenance

30 minutes
It is important that good oral health is maintained throughout your Orthodontic treatment as braces trap food easily which contributes to plaque formation. We will remove hard deposits that you are unable to remove and advise you of how to maintain good oral hygiene throughout treatment.

The Grand Finale

45 minutes
When your brace has been removed we will remove any stains and deposits that have built up around the braces. We will carry out a thorough clean and to ensure all stains are removed an air flow method will be used to ensure the best possible results are achieved. The air flow method delivers a controlled stream of fine powder particles to the tooth surface through water spray and compressed air.