Chris Hanford | Hygiene Therapy
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Hygiene Therapy

Hygiene /  Therapy

If you’re looking for a dental hygienist in the North East, South Tynside, South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn. We offer direct access appointments with our lovely hygienists which means you can pop in for a spring clean even if you’re not registered with one of our Dentists – here’s one of our patients to tell you all about it!

The following materials and techniques may be used in your Hygiene Therapy

Hand held instruments known as scalers and ultrasonics to clean the teeth. Local anaesthetic (numbing) to control sensitivity.

The following materials and techniques may be used in your Hygiene Therapy
  • Eliminating the infection present
  • Controlling further infections and bone loss
  • Reducing swollen and bleeding gums
  • Reducing bad breath
  • Avoiding tooth loss
  • Decreasing the risk for diseases associated with periodontal disease
  • such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Decreasing the risk in pregnant women of low preterm low birth weight babies
What causes Periodontal Disease?

Gingivitis occurs when plaque is allowed to build up around a tooth and create a sticky layer which causes a gum infection.

Periodontitis occurs in susceptible patients when a long-term gum infection is not treated. Infection and resultant inflammation lead to loss of ligament and bone around the root of your tooth.

Factors which significantly increase the risk of developing periodontitis include:

• Genetics

• Smoking

• Diabetes

• Medications

• Stress

• Poor Oral Hygiene