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Stamford House 22 Victoria Road Hartlepool TS26 8DD

Dental Hygiene

A simple case of gingivitis can turn into full-blown periodontal disease if left untreated. That’s why you should visit Bentley Mathieson Dental Clinic to meet all of your dental hygiene needs.

Gingivitis is what we call mild gum disease and is extremely common. But, when left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. This is when the health of your gums is at risk severely enough that you should see a dental hygienist.

Delivered by our expert dental hygienists, our dental hygiene services are designed to help keep your smile plaque-free and healthy. You can minimise gum disease symptoms and get all the advice and support you need to look after your smile in the future with our tips on preventative care.

Julie reviewed on

Great dental surgery,lovely Dentists and hygenist and FAB dental nurses,all very professional.. Really nice family run practice. I am a bit biased though as i worked here for 13 yrs and loved my job,leaving for own personal reasons. Everyone makes you feel at ease as soon as you go through from reception to dentist.Lovely waiting rooms too.I live 40 mins away and still go for my check up appts. No need to be frightened to go to the dentist ever again,everyone makes you feel totally at ease. 😁

Dental Hygiene in Hartlepool

We offer scaling, a process in which the teeth and gums receive a deep clean with professional pastes and equipment.

We’ll also provide tips and advice on effective brushing, flossing and interdental cleaning techniques to look after your smile to keep it plaque and problem-free in the long term.

Bentley Mathieson’s dental hygiene also plays a crucial role in keeping gum disease and bad breath at bay.

And if you’ve received bridges, dentures, implants or orthodontics, our hygiene team is ready and waiting to help look after your specific hygiene needs. We can help you understand the best ways to look after your teeth and any additional elements in your smile like dentures, implants, braces, bridges and crowns.

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Don’t compromise on your smile. Give your mouth the attention it needs now by calling us on 01429 221 353.

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Dental Hygiene FAQs

How much do dental hygiene appointments cost?

Prices can vary depending on different aspects of your case. You should contact our team today to find out what the best treatments options are for you.

Who can get a dental hygiene appointment?

Pretty much anyone can benefit from dental hygiene appointments; you should contact our practice to arrange a consultation with us and determine how eligible you are.

How do I care for my smile?

You should always keep up a regular and healthy oral hygiene routine. By looking after your smile with brushing and flossing, you can extend your oral health’s longevity. That said, it’s essential to receive advice from dental hygienists to prevent future dental problems.

Do dental hygiene appointments hurt?

No, usually, a hygiene appointment will involve assessing your smile’s hygiene and performing any routine cleaning treatments.

How long does a hygiene appointment take?

Appointment time can last between 30-45 minutes, depending on which treatments your appointment will include. Our hygienist will often assess and diagnose any issues you might be facing before following up with any scaling or polishing treatments.

Does deep cleaning need anaesthetic?

Usually, it can be advantageous to receive some anaesthetic for a deep clean treatment to make you more comfortable. This prevents any pain and allows our hygienist to perform cleaning treatment the best and deepest they can.

Can hygienists remove brown stains from my teeth?

Yes. Plaque is the leading cause of gum disease and staining. It usually builds up in areas that can be difficult to clean, such as behind your bottom front teeth. Our hygienist can perform deep cleaning treatments to remove any plaque build-up and help your teeth look less stained and more healthy.

Can I see a hygienist whenever I like?

Yes. Since 2013, anyone can book an appointment with a hygienist without getting a referral from a dentist. So, if you want that fresh smile feeling, contact our hygiene team today to make your appointment.