Dental hygienist services

Your local Durham hygienist’s key aim is to prevent and treat gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. By including regular professional teeth cleaning in your dental hygiene routine, you can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

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 Durham City Smiles 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 hygiene 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.

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  Durham City Smiles 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 Durham City Smiles on 0191 384 4447 today to book your next hygienist appointment.

Treatments

Stain removal

We all want to show the world our whitest, brightest smile, and stain removal treatments at Durham City Smiles are key to keeping your teeth looking their best.

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