Dental Hygienists Sunderland, Durham and Newcastle

Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygienists at Dairy Lane Dental Practice Houghton le Spring work with you to keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful.

The Benefits of Treatments with Us

Dental Hygienist serving Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and Surrounding Areas, based in Houghton le Spring

Teeth Scale and Polish

At Dairy Lane Dental, we take preventive dental hygiene care extremely seriously. Our Dental Hygienist and clinical team are trained to diagnose and treat gum disease, so that small problems don’t become big ones

Bleeding gums are not normal – they are a sign of gum disease. The good news is that gum disease is preventable and can be treated if caught early enough.

There has been a great deal of research on gum disease and how it affects your general health. Recent research has shown that gum disease is linked to Heart disease and Diabetes and possibly other conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Over half the population suffer from gum disease, so if you have any of the following signs, it’s important to get checked

  • Bleeding gums when brushing or even whilst eating
  • Red, swollen gums
    Bad breath
  • Spaces appearing between teeth
  • Loose teeth or teeth moving position in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and drinks

Call for an appointment on 0191 512 1345 to see a dental hygienist without having to see a dentist first.

Air Flow Stain Removal

Airflow tooth polishing removes stains from your teeth without harming the enamel. A strategic combination of water, air, and sodium bicarbonate deliver a comfortable yet highly effective cleaning treatment. Your smile will be brighter and healthier after a single visit.

Airflow Stain Removal

Airflow tooth polishing removes the deepest stains caused by smoking, coffee consumption, and the use of certain medications. It also reaches into periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria that can cause significant dental problems later.

This polishing treatment is popular because it does not cause discomfort, has no unpleasant taste or gritty texture and uses no chemicals. Additional benefits include:

  • Stains are removed three times faster than with other hygiene treatments
  • Making whitening treatments more effective by removing buildup that could hinder bleaching
  • No vibrating instruments or heat are used, so patients with sensitive teeth remain comfortable
  • Helps prevent dental disease by preventing periodontitis, removing plaque, and keeping your gums in a healthy state
  • Orthodontic patients receive such a gentle but thorough cleaning that their teeth can support future bonds and sealants

Prior to your airflow tooth polishing appointment, your dentist will arrange to remove tartar deposits to ensure the best and most attractive results. Call Dairy Lane Dental Practice today and get ready to receive a brighter, smoother smile.

Gentle and friendly dental hygienist in Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle area for help with gum problems.

If the hygienist advises you see a dentist, it is because they feel that it is in the interests of your health, it is outside the scope of what they are allowed to do, or they are uncertain about treating you without further advice.

There are very rare circumstances when a hygienist cannot start treatment and before they are prepared to continue, they may insist that a dentist assesses your condition first. These may relate to your medical history and general health or the condition of your mouth.

A hygienist is not responsible for the overall health of your mouth and regular visits to the dentist is still required.

Scope of What a Dental Hygienist does and Cannot Do:

  • A hygienist can provide oral hygiene advice, remove stain, tartar, bacterial deposits and other debris
  • In relation to gums, the hygienist can advise you on the progression of gum disease, but more advanced conditions need to be assessed by a dentist
    hygienist then continues treatment under the prescription of the dentist
  • A hygienist cannot provide a full dental examination

*Dental hygienists cannot diagnose or give the prognosis (the likely outcome) of diseases such as decaying or broken teeth, or prescribe antibiotics, painkillers or any other drugs to alleviate symptoms. A visit to a hygienist is not a substitute for a full dental examination.


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Dental Sedation

We are attentive to the needs of nervous patients and will help you overcome your anxiety, offering sedation in certain circumstances.

Flexible Appointments

Convenient, flexible appointments to suit your busy schedule.


What People are Saying

Below are some patient testimonials — read some recent patient experiences from Dairy Lane Dental Practice.

"I have just been for a scale and polish. It was the most thorough scale and polish I have ever had. The dentist also took time to offer some good advice. I am absolutely amazed with the results. So pleased. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this dental practice."
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John Hall
"I called the practice at 9.00 am with a bit of an emergency, I was given an appointment the same day at 12.00 to be assessed, I was then given a further appointment on the same day as there had been a cancellation, all of the work was completed by Jay and I cannot praise her enough for the work that she and her dental nurse carried out. All of the staff were very helpful and i cannot thank them enough."
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Gary Southern
Emergency Patient
"My husband Alan attended the surgery today after suffering a lot of pain and discomfort. He was understandably anxious, but the professional care he received was superb and he felt reassured by their skilled approach. Special thanks to the dentist and her assistant. Highly recommended!"
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Linda Gilmore
"I have used this dental practice for a couple of years now, the dentist in Room 4 is outstanding and very professional, thank you so much."
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Emma Davison

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