Our ethos says that treatment should be phased to deliver prevention and disease control before attempting to repair the damage with restorative dentistry. The prevention and disease control is the main task of the hygienist service.

The hygienists provide control of periodontal disease by performing root surface debridement, root planing and irrigating periodontal pockets with the aim of reducing inflammation. They will advise on an appropriate oral hygiene regime for you to use at home.

The preventative nurse can perform plaque, saliva and bacterial tests and apply the more concentrated fluorides for non-operative treatment of early caries or in older patients to in-operable root caries lesions. This can also help those patients with sensitive roots.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see the dentist first?

Patients seen on the NHS need an assessment from the dentist on each course of treatment. Patients of our practice can see the hygienist as part of Denplan or Privately without first seeing the dentist.

Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

Healthy gums don’t bleed, so if you see blood when you brush or floss your teeth, it could be a sign that you are developing gum disease. Book in to see our team for further advice and treatment.

What is gum disease?

Also known as gingivitis, gum disease affects at least 50% of adults. It can cause bad breath and red, swollen and bleeding gums. If left untreated it can lead to receding gums and eventually tooth loss. That’s why it’s important to find effective ways to stop gum disease in its tracks.

Do you offer air abrasion?

Yes we can offer air abrasion to those patients who are suitable for a deeper clean.

Spread the cost with 0% finance

We understand that having the flexibilty to pay for your treatment over time is important for many. We have teamed up with Tabeo to offer finance to cover the cost of your treatment..

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We can currently offer 0% finance for 12 months. 9.9% up to 60 months.

Marie Louise Duthie and John Lister Duthie trading as Duthies The Oral Health Practice with its address at 119 Woolton Road, Wavertree, LIVERPOOL, L15 6TB, UNITED KINGDOM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register, reference number 926811.

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