Hygienist
The essential route to a clean, healthy mouth

Put yourself in the hands of our expert dental hygienists in Northampton and keep your smile in optimal condition. They’re the front line in the battle against gum disease, bleeding gums and tooth decay – so they’re an essential part of positive oral hygiene.

Our team of hygienists are focused on prevention and working with you to control the plaque that leads to gum disease and tooth decay. It is proven that plaque and inflammation in the mouth can affect our general health and increase our risks from heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's

Our focus is on ensuring you have the best oral health possible and we recommend regular visits to ensure that your teeth and gums stay strong and healthy for life.

It's so much more than just a scale and polish.

  • Our hygienists offer useful advice to help take better care of your teeth and gums
  • We provide cleaning, polishing and fluoride treatment
  • We can also offer fissure sealant and stain removal
  • Regular visits help to keep bad breath under control.

"When it comes to gum disease, early treatment is vital, because if left unchecked it can lead to bad breath, discoloured teeth and ultimately the loss of your teeth. A visit to the hygienist can help spot the warning signs."

Andrew’s story

My bleeding gums told me I needed to do something – and the hygienist team at East Park Dental put me back on the path to good health. They not only cleaned me up, but put a plan in place to make sure that my gums don’t deteriorate further in the years to come.

Andrew, Spinney Hill
“ East Park Dental put me back on the path to good health”

Frequently asked questions

My dentist cleans my teeth at the end of every appointment – why should I see the hygienist instead?

Hygienist appointments give you access to the gold standard of gum care – it’s a longer appointment dedicated to the care of your gums. Our hygienists are experts at helping you achieve the healthy mouth you want. By understanding how to control the plaque that leads inflammation, bad breath and gum disease we can stop future gum disease and decay in its tracks.

Does my bad breath mean I have gum disease?

Not always - but it can be a sign of gum disease and you should have it checked out by our dentist and hygienist team. It may be that we just need to help you understand your mouth better and identify areas of hidden plaque you are missing when cleaning. Alternatively, it could be signs of periodontal disease with bone loss that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. This can require more intensive therapy to restore your oral health.

What can the hygienist do to help me get rid of the staining on my teeth?

Our prevention and plaque control appointments will involve cleaning the hard plaque and staining from your teeth. We can help you understand the causes of staining that may reduce the chances of it returning.

We also offer Airflow which can remove the more awkward stains with thorough and targeted stain removal.

I’ve been told I have gum disease. Does this mean all my teeth are going to fall out?

If they’re left untreated, your teeth can become loose and eventually fall out or cause you pain, so early diagnosis is important through regular dental check ups. Even if you’ve been told you have gum disease, it’s not the end. Treatment and help to achieve a really good clean every day at home can stop further bone loss.

Is there more than one type of gum disease?

Yes – the most common is gingivitis. This is caused by leaving plaque on our teeth and gums that leads to inflammation. Bleeding gums can be a sign of this. If caught early and with the right help from our dental health experts, we can get you back to the healthy mouth you want.

However, if left untreated, this can progress to periodontal disease with shrinkage of the bone that holds your teeth in place. Over time, teeth can even become loose and painful and at that point, there is often little that can be done to save them. Regular visits to the hygienist is the first step in preventing this happening to you.

Can I avoid getting gum disease?

When it comes to gum disease, prevention is definitely better than cure! Removing all the plaque, from all your teeth, every day is the way to keep your gums healthy. Your East Park Dental Hygienist in Northampton can give you all the advice you need and show how to achieve this.

How can my gums affect my general health

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Dental Hygienist pricing

  • From:£58
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Who are East Park Dental?

East Park Dental, where our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We’re Northampton’s dental experts, offering the widest range of care – from a simple filling to a completely new smile. Our treatments are backed by advanced dental insights, techniques and technologies to make sure we’re the very best practice at the heart of our community. And it’s all delivered by the friendliest team, with over 100 years experience between us. So go on, smile... you’re in great hands!