Dental Hygiene Liverpool


Our ethos is based on taking a preventative approach to managing your Oral Health rather than simply treating the problem once it has arisen. A reactive approach to your dental health is not a great way to manage your long-term health. For example, Gum Disease can lead to other health complications. Reactive treatment can also be much more expensive than taking a preventative approach. Prevention and disease control is the primary task for our dedicated Hygiene & Therapy Team. 

What do our Dental Hygienist & Therapists Do?

The hygienists provide control of periodontal disease by performing root surface debridement, root planning 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.


Why is Dental Hygiene Important?

It’s important to maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent things such as bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, cavities and in extreme cases, even tooth loss. Good dental hygiene also reduces the long-term need for expensive treatments.

Hygiene Appointments 

When you visit us for a regular appointment with one of our skilled Hygienists or Therapists, you can expect a thorough oral examination and a conversation about your dental hygiene habits and concerns plus a Scale and Polish. We will carefully evaluate the state of your teeth and gums, looking for any indications of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health problems.

As part of the appointment, we will talk you through any treatment requirements , as well as any potential fees associated with these recommended treatments or procedures. With our team’s guidance, you can feel confident that you’re taking the necessary steps to maintain good oral health.

What is a Scale and Polish?

This is a phrase you may hear often but what actually is it? A Scale and Polish is a common dental procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar build-up from teeth to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. During the scale and polish procedure, our team will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, followed by polishing to make the teeth smooth and shiny. 

This procedure can improve the appearance of teeth and help maintain good oral health. Regular scale and polish appointments, along with good dental hygiene practices, can prevent the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future. It is recommended to schedule a scale and polish appointment every six months to maintain good oral hygiene.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see the dentist first?

Patients seen on the NHS suffering from periodontal disease need an assessment from the dentist on each course of treatment. The NHS does not cover preventative treatment options so any patient wishing to see a Hygienist or Therapist and does not suffer from diagnosed periodontal (gum) disease must be seen privately either by pay as you go or through a regular monthly payment plan such as Denplan. For more information on Denplan please visit our Payment Plan Page

Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

If your gums bleed when you brush, it could be a sign that you are developing gum disease. This can be caused by the build-up of plaque on your teeth, which can irritate and inflame your gums. Book in to see our team for further advice and treatment.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammation of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth caused by bacteria in dental plaque. It can range from mild gum inflammation (gingivitis) to severe damage to the tissues and bone that support the teeth (periodontitis).

Do you offer air abrasion?

Yes, we offer air abrasion to those patients who are suitable for a deeper clean. Air abrasion is a dental procedure that uses a tool that combines compressed air and abrasive particles (such as aluminium oxide or baking soda) to remove tooth decay or surface stains from the teeth. For many patients it can be a great alternative to tooth whitening treatment which is more costly.

Why Choose Duthie Dental, Liverpool?

As a family-run business operating in Liverpool since 1978, here at Duthie Dental, we believe in offering the premium choice for a dental hygienist in Liverpool, all at an affordable price. But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our customers had to say about it. Our Liverpool team is made up of highly experienced clinicians. Our best outcomes are as a result of regular visits to one of our registered hygienists or therapists. 

Spread the cost with finance by Tabeo

We currently offer finance from 6-24 months this is includes 0% interest up to 12 months.

See the table provided for our tailored rates;

MonthsInterest RateMinimum Spend

Duthie Dental: Marie Louise Duthie and John Lister Duthie trading as Duthie Dental; 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.
The Abbey by Duthie Dental trading as The Abbey @ 1 CPA LTD with address at 1 Childwall Park Avenue, Childwall, Liverpool, L16 0JE, UNITED KINGDOM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register, reference number 957535

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