Hygiene / Therapy

If you’re looking for a dental hygienist in the North East, South Tynside, South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn. We offer direct access appointments with our lovely hygienists which means you can pop in for a spring clean even if you’re not registered with one of our Dentists – here’s one of our patients to tell you all about it!


The following materials and techniques may be used in your Hygiene Therapy

Hand held instruments known as scalers and ultrasonics to clean the teeth.

Local anaesthetic (numbing) to control sensitivity.

What are the benefits of Hygiene Therapy?

Eliminating the infection present

Controlling further infections and bone loss

Reducing swollen and bleeding gums

Reducing bad breath

Avoiding tooth loss

Decreasing the risk for diseases associated with periodontal disease

such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis

Decreasing the risk in pregnant women of low preterm low birth weight


What causes Periodontal Disease?

Gingivitis occurs when plaque is allowed to build up around a tooth and create a sticky layer which causes a gum infection.

Periodontitis occurs in susceptible patients when a long-term gum infection is not treated. Infection and resultant inflammation lead to loss of ligament and bone around the root of your tooth.

Factors which significantly increase the risk of developing periodontitis include:

• Genetics

• Smoking

• Diabetes

• Medications

• Stress

• Poor Oral Hygiene

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