What is a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists play an essential role in caring for your oral health. They focus on looking after your gums, teeth and mouth to prevent problems like gum disease, cavities and bad breath occurring.
At YOR Dental at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, our highly experienced dental hygienists take the health of your gums extremely seriously. Your gums are the foundations of your teeth and just like a house, if the foundations are not sturdy, the teeth will become unsupported over time and fall out.
Our dental hygienists see thousands of patients from Salford, Trafford, Salford Quays, and throughout Manchester for dental hygiene treatments to ensure their best oral health.
GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY available at YoR Dental
What Is Guided Biofilm Therapy?
Guided Biofilm Therapy is completed as part of your regular appointment with your hygienist. This technique is aided by the use of a disclosing solution or chewable tablet, to highlight areas where biofilm appears.
Your hygienist will use AirFlow® technology to clear away all bacteria (biofilm) present, which may contribute to tooth decay and gum disease in the future.
what are the benefits of guided biofilm therapy?
Not only is this technique highly effective, but Guided Biofilm Therapy is minimally invasive and gentle, meaning that you can be confident, content and relaxed during treatment. Airflow® is so gentle, it can be used on natural teeth, braces, and implants with ease.
What dental hygiene treatments are available at YOR Dental in Salford Quays?
The dental hygienists at YOR Dental in Salford Quays spend a large amount of time preventing gum disease. Gum disease is mostly formed by the build-up of plaque on teeth and so our expert dental hygienists focus on the following treatments:
Clean, scale and polish:
Your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean and remove plaque from your teeth. If plaque is left untreated it hardens and becomes known as tartar. This is more difficult to remove and can only be done so by a dental hygienist.
The scaling and polishing process is painless and involves your dental hygienist using special equipment and pastes to professionally remove the build-up of plaque from your teeth leaving them looking brighter and feeling better too.
As part of our dental hygiene treatment options, at YOR Dental we also offer 2 additional hygiene teeth cleaning treatments:
This thorough dental clean remove unsightly stains from your teeth and ensures that your gums are kept healthy.
It’s ideal if you drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine. We use an antibacterial polish on the teeth at the end of the treatment which puts back the sparkle in your smile.
This ultimate clean includes the same treatment as the Sparkle Clean but also includes a high-powered air polish to remove dark, stubborn stains. The air polish is available in several flavours, leaving you with a fresh feeling in your mouth. Finally, a high-gloss diamond polish leaves your teeth feeling silky smooth.
The Platinum Clean is an ideal oral hygiene treatment for smokers or patients with heavily stained teeth.
Find out more about Sparkle Clean and Platinum Clean by calling our friendly team.
Advice on oral hygiene:
As part of the dental hygiene treatment, you will be shown how to remove plaque yourself so that you can maintain a good oral care at home. Our hygienists will show you the best brushing techniques, give tips on flossing and using inter-dental brushes for those hard to reach places.
If you have dental implants, a bridge or if you are having orthodontic treatment, our dental hygienists can help with your specific dental hygiene needs.
Treating gum disease:
If we discover that you have developed gum disease, our dental hygienists can help treat it quickly.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and symptoms can include sore or bleeding gums. Gingivitis can be treated, but if left, it can develop into the more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis which can lead to eventual tooth loss.
Halitosis otherwise known as bad breath is caused by the build up of bacteria in your mouth. A dental hygienist will treat halitosis through a professional and deep clean which will remove the bacteria from your teeth, gums and mouth.
Yor Dental for
There are many reasons why patients from Trafford, Salford, Salford Quays, and throughout Manchester choose YOR Dentalfor dental hygiene treatments. We offer:
Fantastic customer care and a holistic service with an experienced and friendly team in a relaxed dental practice – we are passionate about getting the right results for you
0% finance to help make treatment affordable
A commitment to investing in the latest technology to give you the ultimate results with your treatment
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What are the benefits of Dental Hygienists?
Patients from Salford, Trafford, Salford Quays and throughout Manchester are choosing to see a dental hygienist because:
- With a professional clean from a dental hygienist, your teeth will look cleaner and brighter and feel great too
- A dental hygienist can treatand prevent plaque from forming which, if left, can lead to problems such as cavities, tartar, and gum disease
- A dental hygienist can treat bad breath and prevent it from occurring again
- By regularly visiting a dental hygienist you will promote good oral health which is closely linked to your general health. Maintaining a good oral health can prevent serious diseases such as cancer and diabetes developing
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Hygienists
What is the difference between a dentist and hygienist?
Dentists and hygienists work closely together to ensure the best for your oral health.
How often should I see a dental hygienist?
How can I look after my dental hygiene at home?
Try to reduce the amount of sugar that you consume every day especially through drinking carbonated drinks as this can increase the risk of developing cavities
An Apple a day keeps the dentist away… how true is that?
Good question… I can’t say that statement is true these days. Fruit now a days is becoming increasingly sweeter due to genetic modification and though it is better than refined sugars, we would still recommend that you keep fruits to meal times where at all possible.
If you do snack on fruits the the best thing to do is to rinse out with a fluoride based mouthwash or if nothing else some water to limit the damage from the sugars and the acidity.
What is the cause of gum disease?
All gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Many of the bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been shown to be the main cause of gum disease.
To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing and flossing. Flossing is a technique which many patients find very difficult to carry out on a daily basis. Our friendly Hygienist will help you find easy and time saving ways for you to maintain your teeth.
What happens if gum disease is not treated?
Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole so that you do notice the damage it is doing.
However, the bacteria are sometimes more active and this makes your gums sore. This can lead to gum abscesses, and pus may ooze from around the teeth. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult.