2 Crescent Road, Hale, Cheshire WA15 9NA
0161 929 8111

Dental Hygiene in Hale

Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a specially trained dental hygienist who will help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time.

Here is what you can expect from a hygiene appointment:
  1. Your teeth and gums will be assessed to determine the amount of plaque removal you will need and risk factors will be highlighted.
  2. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes. This process is also known as scaling and polishing.
  3. The hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so that they remain free from plaque in the future. You will be advised on the best tooth brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Dental hygiene at our practice also functions preventatively to treat gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

Your oral hygiene unsurprisingly is a major factor in your overall oral health. Our day-to-day eating and drinking put our mouth, teeth, and gums through a lot; without proper care, we can do a lot of damage to our oral health.

At a hygienist visit, you’ll have a thorough clean of your teeth, reaching areas that you cannot easily get to with toothbrushing. In a scale and polish procedure, the scaling of teeth removes plaque build-up and the polishing not only removes stains but helps prevent further plaque build-up by evening out the texture of the teeth so that bacteria cannot build up in the crevices.

A hygienist appointment can also help target the following issues:

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

This embarrassing problem can strike anyone of us at any time and can be very distressing. Temporary halitosis is often caused by strong odours from foods such as onions, garlic or those that are highly spiced but more long-lasting bad breath could be caused by other factors.

The most common of these are from bacteria harbouring in the mouth, usually in the spaces between teeth where sometimes access can be difficult with a toothbrush.

At Crescent Dental Care, you will find we offer a sympathetic and supportive approach to addressing this condition. You will be offered a full mouth health screen to identify the likely cause, you will be recommended beneficial treatments such as scaling and polishing and given appropriate advice on long term control.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking is often something our patients ask us about. Many are aware that staining of teeth can be caused by smoking but many are unaware of the effect that smoking may have on gum/oral health.

Unfortunately, smoking can increase the severity and/or mask the signs and symptoms of gum disease and as a result, reduce the likelihood of successful treatment.

At Crescent Dental Care, we strive to give our patients the best chance of successful treatment and can offer smoking cessation support to those who would like to stop. We understand that this decision is ultimately the patient’s and we aim to offer support before and during the process. All the clinical staff at Crescent Dental Care have an understanding of the challenges a smoker faces when contemplating smoking cessation and also the benefits that this has on oral health.

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“Been using this dentist for 20 years. Excellent service! Highly recommended 10/10!.”

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