About Pure Dental Hygiene

Joanne Knox

GDC 5893

Company director and principle hygienist

As a child it was my dream to be a dental hygienist and here I am living the dream!!

Dental hygiene is my passion , I enjoy the meticulous clinical work , I love building up lasting relationships with patients who trust me, and feel safe and comfortable in my care.

Dental hygiene treatment is very often either loved or loathed by patients , but one of the most rewarding things is to be able to win someone round who was initially nervous and unsure about treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I am registered with a dentist, but can I book in with your hygienist?

Yes, Absolutely!!

Since the Covid pandemic, dental services have changed a lot.

Your dentist may no longer be able to provide hygiene services within their practices, or you may find hygiene services difficult to access due to long waiting lists.

You are no longer obligated to see the hygienist in the same practice as your dentist.
If you pay privately to see a hygienist you have the freedom to choose where you go and who you see.

How often should I see a hygienist?

Every 3 - 6 months.

Does getting your teeth cleaned hurt?

Dentistry has developed over the years and there’s really no need for you to experience pain and discomfort.

The majority people don’t need any means of pain relief whilst getting treatment , on the other hand some patients with very tender gums or sensitive teeth due to recession my benefit from some local anaesthetic or numbing gel

We will do whatever is necessary to make your appointment as pleasant and as pain free as possible.

Do I really need to Floss?

No matter how good you are with your tooth brush, you will never get effectively in-between your teeth, and avoiding those areas means your missing 60% of teeth surfaces.

So yes some level of interdental cleaning is essential!! Although that doesn’t have to be floss, it could be inter dental brushes or a water flosser.

At you hygiene appointment the hygienist will customise a oral care regime specific to your needs, manual dexterity and motivation.

How can I make my teeth whiter?

This depends on the reason why your teeth may be darker. We can carry out an assessment to determine the best approach to help you achieve the best results.

If you are a smoker or keen coffee drinker, your staining may be external (this is called extrinsic staining) therefore, it’s important to remove the stains first. The jet polisher is excellent for this!

If you still feel that you would prefer to have your teeth a shade whiter, then we can offer professional teeth whitening using non-abrasive bleach. Our in house dentist, Niall Johnston has produced amazing results!

Photo of Niall

? Thinking about facial aesthetics??? ?

Are you someone who has been contemplating the idea of facial aesthetics but haven’t quite taken that first step yet? Well, we’ve got some exciting news for you!

Meet Niall, our incredible facial aesthetician who specialises in creating natural, subtle enhancements to refresh your looks. ✨ With his expertise and artistic touch, he can help you achieve the confidence boost you’ve been seeking, all while maintaining your unique beauty.

Whether you’re looking to smooth out fine lines, or simply rejuvenate your overall appearance, Niall is here to guide you through the process with utmost care and professionalism. ?‍♀️?‍♂️

At our clinic, we understand that taking the leap into facial aesthetics can be a big decision. That’s why we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction above all else. Niall will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and tailor a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals.

Remember, facial aesthetics is all about enhancing your natural beauty, not changing who you are. Niall’s approach focuses on achieving results that are subtle, yet noticeable, leaving you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself. ?

So, if you’ve been contemplating facial aesthetics but haven’t taken that first step, now is the perfect time! Book a consultation with Niall today and embark on your journey towards a refreshed and revitalised you. ?

Meet the Staff

Joanne Knox

Joanne Knox

RDH GDC 5893

Joannes passion for dental health and hygiene shines through in her work.

With years of experience and commitment to patient care, she ensures that every smile leaves her chair healthier and happier.

Niall Johnston

Niall Johnston

BDS (QUB) GDC 76488

Niall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.
He is dedicated to helping you achieve the bright confident smile you have always dreamed of.

Whether its through the latest whitening techniques or expertly crafted facial aesthetic treatments, he’s here to make your dental dreams a reality.
We understand that a beautiful smile goes hand in hand with a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

June Whiteside

June Whiteside

Dental Nurse GDC 132854

Junes passion for dental care is infectious. With her unwavering dedication and attention to detail, she ensures that your tie in our dental chair is comfortable and stress free.
Cora-lee Johnston

Cora-lee Johnston


Cora brings a vibrant energy and a passion for creating a warm welcoming environment for our patients.With her friendly smile and exceptional organisational skills, she is here to ensure your visit to the clinic is nothing short of amazing.