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Dental Hygiene services in Newcastle


Get the right advice and professional care form Gosforth Dental Surgery to keep a healthy smile


Maintaining healthy teeth, mouth and gums is at the heart of all our dentistry at Gosforth Dental Surgery. Preventative dentistry includes good dental hygiene, bad breath treatment, as well routine inspections to check for and prevent mouth cancer. By making regular hygiene appointments at our Newcastle dental practice, we will be able to detect any potential problems before they get too serious. Our highly qualified Dental Hygienists at Gosforth Dental Surgery will be able to assist you with the necessary advice on how to maintain a health smile as well as dietary advice to help minimise tooth decay.


It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy and keep it that way. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between the teeth, good eating habits and regular dental check-ups can help prevent most dental problems. Although most people brush regularly, many don’t clean between their teeth and some people don’t have dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine will not only make a big difference in the long run but is also likely to mean that you will need less dental treatments.


Dental Hygiene

Causes of Bad Breath


Bad breath sometimes comes from the stomach, but in most cases it comes from the mouth and this is generally because of poor oral hygiene.


The process starts with the hundreds of naturally forming different types of bacteria we have in our mouths multiplying into millions, with some forming a sticky colourless substance known as plaque or biofilm.


Lack of practicing good oral hygiene will encourage bacteria to form within pockets around the teeth and gum line. The bacteria then harden into calculus and can only be removed by a professional. This is the main cause of cause bad breath (halitosis).


The Importance of good dental hygiene routine



  • To maintain healthy teeth and gums that prevents tooth decay and gum disease.
  • To reduce discomfort and pain from damaged teeth and gums.
  • For whiter teeth and a brighter smile.
  • For improved appearance and enhanced confidence.
  • Helps you understand the benefits of a healthy diet, such as fruits, vegetables and balanced life-style.


Follow this simple routine for a perfect daily dental hygiene routine. Toothbrushes, mouthwash and flossing ribbon are all available from our practice.


  • Brush your mouth morning and night.
  • Use an electric toothbrush for maximum cleaning effect
  • Some patients can benefit from a good mouthwash after brushing
  • A regular dental hygiene appointment with one of our experienced dental hygienists at our Newcastle surgery to remove plaque and tartar from those hard to reach areas


If you regularly keep getting discomfort or bleeding after brushing, you should see your dentist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Dental hygiene?

    Dental Hygiene is also known as Oral Hygiene and is the action of cleaning the teeth, gums, and tongue according to recommended dental practices for healthy oral wellbeing that prevents tooth decay and gum disease and gives a fresh smelling breath. As part of your hygiene appointment at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your Hygienist will go through the recommended daily hygiene with you.

  • What can affect my dental hygiene?

    A number of things can affect your dental hygiene in positive and negative ways. By seeing the dentist regularly at our Newcastle dental practice as per scheduled appointments, by following oral hygiene guidelines for dental health, by avoiding habits such as tobacco, or sugary foods that can cause decay, you can prevent plaque and tartar build up an that embeds in your teeth and gums resulting in swelling and bleeding that leads to tooth loss, decay and gum disease.

  • What are the best daily methods for healthy oral hygiene?

    The most recommended daily methods are brushing of teeth with fluoride toothpaste in a gentle circular motion. Rinsing with mouthwash is also advisable after teeth cleaning. Chewing sugar-free gum after snacks and mealtimes can help prevent build up of plaque and bacteria from trapped food. If you feel discomfort in your mouth on a particular day, it is better to contact your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery for advice.