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Dental Hygienist

Keep your gums clean, healthy and sparkling.

Dental hygiene is a very important part of keeping a healthy smile. Over time, plaque and tartar build up around the base of the tooth along the gum line. Failing to remove the plaque will result in tooth decay and gum disease. By making regular hygiene appointments, your team at Gosforth Dental surgery will be able to detect any potential problems before they get too serious.

A good daily dental hygiene routine will ensure your teeth and gums are rid of the daily build-up of plaque and tartar. During you regular dental hygienist appointments for teeth cleaning here at Gosforth Dental Surgery, our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar in those harder to reach places to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Two of the main causes of tooth loss are gum disease and tooth decay. With your dentist and hygienist working together with you, we can deal with any of these problems and help prevent them in the future. You should need fewer fillings, and with a good routine fewer or no extractions.

Dental Hygienist in Newcastle

Your dental hygiene appointment in steps

We provide dental hygiene appointments with our experienced dental hygienists in our Newcastle Practice to fully clean your teeth and gums and advise on your daily dental hygiene routine. Our dental hygiene appointments provide:

The hygienist will carry out a full examination to look for any signs of gum disease and plaque or calculus build up

The hygienist will carry out scaling & polishing to remove all plaque and calculus with a variety of the latest equipment to remove debris and polish the surface

We will put in place your own treatment plan and will also explain how to clean your teeth and gums to ensure you maintain optimum levels of oral hygiene

Frequently asked questions

In areas that are difficult to brush – after time plaque accumulates and hardens into calculus which is too hard for us to remove by brushing alone. Luckily our hygienist at Gosforth Dental Surgery, has the right tools to carefully and meticulously remove the calculus build-up around your teeth and prevent more from accumulating.

All gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Many of the bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been shown to be the main cause of gum disease. To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing and flossing. Flossing is a technique which many patients find very difficult to carry out on a daily basis. Our friendly hygienist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will help you find easy and time saving ways for you to maintain your teeth.

The simple answer is no. Just like your car can be washed and cleaned a service is a little more detailed and vital. The same applies to your teeth as even with brushing, flossing and mouthwash use at home there will still be areas that you will miss, and these regular hygiene appointments will ensure such missed areas are cleaned. The hygienist at our Newcastle Dental Practice will tell you where you are missing and prevent problems in these areas.

At our Newcastle Dental Practice, our dental hygienist is specially trained in preventative oral healthcare to stop or prevent the progression and initiation of gum disease. She will advise you on how best to take care of your teeth and the treatments that you may need.

Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole so that you do not notice the damage it is doing. However, the bacteria are sometimes more active and this makes your gums sore. This can lead to gum abscesses. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult. During your regular check-ups at our Newcastle Dental Practice, your dentist will be able to spot early signs of gum disease and discuss with you the treatment options.

The cost of dental hygiene treatments can depend on few things, like the available treatments and those recommended for you, and the condition of your teeth and gums. There are many treatments available for your needs, and you can contact our dentist and hygienist at Gosforth Dental Surgery to find out about these treatments, costs and payment plans.

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