Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist in Donaghadee

More and more people are recognising the benefit of seeing a hygienist between routine dental visits. Regular professional cleaning combined with looking after your mouth properly at home, will help keep your mouth healthy, improving your appearance, helping retain your teeth and giving you fresh breath.

Hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team, to give mainly preventative dental health treatment and advice and to treat gum disease. They can also show you how to look after your teeth and gums at home, so that they stay healthy.

Dental hygienists may also take dental x-rays to help the dentist diagnose problems and decide on treatment and can place fissure sealants, apply fluoride varnishes and administer fluoride treatments. They can apply anti-bacterial gels and solutions under the gum to kill the bacteria causing gum disease.

Just book an appointment and ensure that your oral health and hygiene are in peak condition.

New Patient Registration

If you’re new to Harbour Dental clinic or if you’re considering a change of dentist, we would love to welcome you as one of our patients.

To Register with us please call us: 0289 188 3513 or register with us online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Professional teeth cleaning: Remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities and gum disease.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check for signs of oral cancer in its early stages.
  • Gum disease assessment: Evaluate gum health and recommend treatment if needed.
  • Fluoride treatments: Strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Dental sealants: Protect back teeth from decay.
  • Oral hygiene education: Teach proper brushing, flossing, and dietary habits.
  • Answer your questions and address concerns about oral health.

Yes! Even with good home care, professional cleanings are essential to remove hardened plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing alone can’t reach. Hygienists also provide personalised guidance and identify potential problems early.

Most adults need to see a hygienist every 6 months, but individual needs vary. Your hygienist will recommend the frequency based on your oral health status.

Yes! Hygienists provide deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) to remove bacteria and treat gum disease. They also offer guidance on managing gum disease at home.

Yes, hormonal changes during pregnancy can impact oral health. Our hygienists provide safe and effective care tailored to your needs during pregnancy.

We utilise modern tools and technologies to ensure efficient and comfortable cleanings, such as ultrasonic scalers and digital X-rays.