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. 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.
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, the dentist 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.
What is Air Flow?
Airflow is like jet washing for your teeth and removes even the heaviest stains very quickly. Airflow may be carried out during your dental hygiene appointment as a separate treatment.
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.
Find out more about gum disease, its symptoms and prevention.