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Dental Hygienist Assessments and Check Ups

Your dental health assessment at Love-Teeth Dental Practice in Prestwich, Manchester, includes a wide variety of checks to ensure the complete health of your mouth, teeth and gums.

Our comprehensive service will ensure that you have total peace of mind regarding the health of your mouth. Our investment in Airflow Master technology ensures that our patients receive the gold standard of dental hygiene treatments, and is an efficient method of stain removal.

We pride ourselves on delivering expert dental care and attribute this to the fact that we have built up a patient base which covers central Manchester, Prestwich, Salford and much further afield. However, we welcome patients from up and down the country.

Call our caring team on 0161 773 7080 today.

What Happens at a Hygienist Appointment?

During your dental health appointment, an assessment of your jaw and intraoral tissues is carried out to check for oral cancer. We will also carry out an assessment of your gums to ensure they are healthy and check all teeth for holes and cracks. Following these checks, x-rays will be taken if necessary.

At the end of your appointment, our hygienist or dental therapist will then discuss the findings with you and then, together, draw up a treatment plan if necessary. A copy of your personalised treatment plan will be given to you after your appointment to keep for your records.

How to Use a Tepe Brush?

A TePe interdental brush is effective for cleaning in between your teeth. A choice of 8 colour-coded sizes is available to help clean different sized spaces. Turning the TePe brush on insertion will help you access the area between your teeth. When used daily, these interdental brushes remove plaque and food debris where your usual toothbrush cannot reach. For hard to reach spaces at the back of the mouth, bend the brush in a slight curve but never at right angles, this will help you access these areas more easily.

Debris accumulates between the teeth and if it is not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. If you prefer to use dental floss to clean in between the teeth, use a back and forth motion until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum in smooth motions for a clean feeling mouth.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Teeth have a hard enamel surface, however poor oral hygiene can lead to a buildup of plaque which can then lead to decay. If decay is left untreated, the nerve of the tooth may become infected and die. In some cases, this may cause an abscess.

When we are asleep, the pH of plaque is neutral (pH7). When we eat, sugars combine with the plaque to form acid and lower the pH. Brushing removes this plaque and the pH increases. But did you know that each snack you consume reduces the pH for 30-40mins? Chewing something after meals releases saliva which helps to neutralise the acid, so you may consider chewing something like sugar-free gum to help reduce the acid more quickly.

Dental Hygienist – Manchester

Here at Love-Teeth Dental Practice, we are passionate about prevention! The importance of seeing a dental hygienist regularly cannot be underestimated. Our hygienists are highly trained and you will feel the benefits of your treatment immediately. What’s more, the removal of tartar under the gums will help keep gum disease at bay and you will be shown how best to care for your teeth too, without being shamed or judged.

Dental Maintenance Plans

We offer a comprehensive membership plan which provides many benefits as well as 20% off treatment* and starts from as little as £9.99/month adults/£5.99/month children – please ask at reception or call us at 0161 773 7080

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