Dental hygienist services

The treatment and management of gum disease is key if you want to keep your teeth for life. Here at 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic we put the health of your mouth at the top of our list of priorities.

Our dental hygienist works closely with our dentists to ensure you receive the very best oral health care. Your maintenance visits at our hygiene department may include:

  • Cleaning and polishing teeth, removing stain.
  • Explaining and demonstrating the correct way to use manual and electric toothbrushes as well as dental floss and other cleaning aids.
  • Diet and fluoride advice
  • Advice and tips on how to keep your breath fresh all day long.
  • Creating customised cleaning routines for you at home.
  • Explaining and demonstrating specialist ways to clean around appliances such as fixed braces, bridges, dentures and dental implants.
  • Highlighting areas that are frequently missed during cleaning
  • Giving you the the confidence and tools to keep this up at home!

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?

Regular visits to your hygienist puts you in the best position for detecting any oral health problems before they become symptomatic or require treatment.  

Hygienists are trained to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Even the best electric toothbrush can’t reach every part of your mouth, and a hygienist can get to those hard-to-reach places to provide a professional deep clean. While you will leave your 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist appointment with a fresher, cleaner smile, their job goes far beyond the superficial. A scale and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left, can cause periodontal (gum) disease. By making a hygienist visit part of your dental care regime you can stay one step ahead and avoid becoming one of the 19 out of every 20 people who will suffer from gum disease during their life.

What can I expect from a hygienist appointment?

An appointment with your local 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist will involve an initial oral hygiene check up, followed by a ‘scaling’ procedure. This is where any build up of harmful plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from the surface of your teeth and around the gum line using scalers and curettes, which are specially designed tools to check scrape away soft deposits. Hand-held mirrors help your hygienist to spot those missed areas and pinpoint plaque build up. Following a good clean and analysis of overall gum health, they will give your teeth a shine and polish with a gentle, quiet air polisher to remove any superficial stains. In cases where there is decay, a hygienist may apply fluoride or an antibacterial gel.

Tackling tooth fissures

Tooth fissures are tiny pits and grooves that appear on the surface of teeth and are extremely common, especially on the back teeth and molars. It is easy to miss these narrow fissures with normal brushing, meaning that bacteria can build up in the gaps and lead to deterioration of your tooth. Fissure sealants are a quick and comfortable preventative measure that can be applied by your hygienist to prevent tooth decay. Your hygienist will be able to advise you if this is a treatment they recommend for your teeth.

Complete oral care

Prevention is better than cure, and identifying early signs of tooth decay or gum inflammation enables your practitioner to address the problem swiftly.

As well as a thorough scale and polish, your dental hygienist will also provide a complete check of your overall oral health. Your  32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic hygienist will get to know you and provide you with tailored, individual advice on how to maintain the best oral health, from diet to dental care.

Contact 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic on 0161 449 8419 today to book your next hygienist appointment.

Plans & fees

Discover our dental plans

Here at 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic we give our patients the option to spread the cost of their routine dental care with our dental plan. 

We offer a range of options to cover your check-ups and hygiene appointments.

Treatments

Check ups

At 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic we know that every smile is unique. Regular check ups are advised to complement a good daily oral health routine and to provide a preventative approach to dental issues.

Next steps

Ready to see one of our hygiene team?

If you're ready to see one of our team and book an appointment, contact us today on 0161 449 8419.