Dental hygienist services

Your local Hoylake Dental Therapist's key aim is to prevent and treat gum disease, which is now one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. By including regular professional teeth cleaning in your oral routine, you can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Why do I need to see a dental therapist?

Regular visits to your dental therapist puts you in the best position for detecting any oral health problems before they become symptomatic or require treatment.  

Dental therapists are trained to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Even the best electric toothbrush can’t reach every part of your mouth, and a dental therapist can get to those hard-to-reach places to provide a professional deep clean. While you will leave your McGrath Dental hygiene appointment with a fresher, cleaner smile, our job goes far beyond the superficial. A scale and polish will remove harmful plaque and deposits of tartar that, if left, can cause periodontal (gum) disease. By making a hygiene visit part of your dental care regime you can stay one step ahead and avoid becoming one of the 19 out of every 20 people who will suffer from gum disease during their life.

What can I expect from a hygiene appointment?

An appointment with your local McGrath Dental dental therapist will involve an initial oral hygiene check up, followed by a ‘scaling’ procedure. This is where any build up of harmful plaque and tartar is carefully and gently removed from the surface of your teeth and around the gum line using scalers and curettes, which are specially designed tools to scrape away soft deposits. Hand-held mirrors help your hdental therapist spot those missed areas and pinpoint plaque build up. Following a good clean  analysis of overall gum health, they will give your teeth a shine and polish with a gentle, quiet air polisher to remove any superficial stains. In cases where there is decay, a hygienist may apply fluoride or an antibacterial gel.

Tackling tooth fissures

Tooth fissures are tiny pits and grooves that appear on the surface of teeth and are extremely common, especially on the back teeth and molars. It is easy to miss these narrow fissures with normal brushing, meaning that bacteria can build up in the gaps and lead to deterioration of your tooth. Fissure sealants are a quick and comfortable preventative measure that can be applied by your dental therapist to prevent tooth decay. Your hygienist will be able to advise you if this is a treatment they recommend for your teeth.

Complete oral care

Prevention is better than cure, and identifying early signs of tooth decay or gum inflammation enables your practitioner to address the problem swiftly.

As well as a thorough scale and polish, your dental therapist will also provide a complete check of your overall oral health. Your  McGrath Dental dental therapist will get to know you and provide you with tailored, individual advice on how to maintain the best oral health, from diet to dental care.

Contact McGrath Dental on 0151 329 2888 today to book your next hygiene appointment.

Treatments

Stain removal

We all want to show the world our whitest, brightest smile, and stain removal treatments at McGrath Dental are key to keeping your teeth looking their best.

Treatments

Check ups

At McGrath Dental we know that every smile is unique. Regular check ups are advised to complement a good daily oral health routine and to provide a preventative approach to dental issues.

Discover our dental plans

Spread the cost of your routine dental care with our dental plan. 

We offer a range of options to cover your check-ups and hygiene appointments.

Next steps

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