News from Pure Dental Hygiene

Keep on Smiling

Keep on Smiling

Ulster Tatler speaks to Joanne Knox, Pure Dental Hygiene Company director and principle hygienist on how to keep a healthy smile.

Pioneering Prevention

Pioneering Prevention

A Coleraine-based dental hygienist is leading the way in providing direct access to this specialist service for the public

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!