Hygienist and gum disease

Enjoy A Healthy Look And Feel Of A Professional Clean (And Do Everything To Tackle Gum Disease)

How It Works

Visits To Your Hygienist At The Bank Dental Practice

  • You can enjoy the fresh look and feel of a professional clean – also known as a “scale and polish”
  • You can get the best advice about how to brush your teeth and floss using interdental brushes…
  • Feel good that you are doing the right things to try to keep plaque, bad breath and gum disease at bay
  • It's one of the most affordable ways to get that fresh looking healthy mouth confidence
  • We’ll make you feel pampered and relaxed in a calm and stylish environment (and we help anxious patients to combat their fear)

Gum disease is divided into two groups:

Gingivitis - a superficial swelling and reddening of the gums characterised by bleeding on brushing or chewing hard food. It is easily cured and controlled.

Periodontitis - a deeper infection of the gums causing recession, loss of supporting bones, pain and ultimately loosening and loss of teeth.

Our hygienists will help you control and cure these conditions with combination of professional removal of plaque and tartar along with education and advice in home oral hygiene, using your tooth-brush and paste, floss, interdental brushes, dental sticks and their aids. This helps to prevent and/or halt the disease and keep your breath fresher.

Making an appointment is easy CALL 0161 798 9955

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The Best Ways To Try To Avoid Gum Disease

Everyone should make regular visits to the hygienist.

Together with brushing and flossing properly, it’s one of the best ways you can try to avoid gum disease.

More than half of adults across the UK have gum disease, according to NHS estimates.

But many people don’t realise they have it.

If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as more serious medical conditions.

Gum disease has been linked to several major health problems including heart disease and strokes.

Signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or floss
  • Tender or puffy gums
  • Pus from between the teeth and gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth leaving a pocket
  • Finding chewing painful
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Gaps between teeth that were not there before


If you recognise any of these signs you should definitely make an appointment with our hygienist.

Our hygienists are passionate about helping patients to prevent gum disease and treating those who have it.

And they are committed to teaching our patients the best daily routines for their lifestyles.

If you do have gum disease, we can help you with…