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Hygiene Therapy in Cheshire

Prevention is better than cure.

Prevention is always better than retrospectively treating gum disease. Our dental hygiene experts support patients in maintaining healthy gums and teeth.

Our team can also treat advanced gum disease and provide advice and guidance to support you in living a healthy life.

Hygiene Therapy in Cheshire - Cottage Dental

What is Dental Hygiene 

Our Dental therapists and hygienists are passionate about ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – they will work in collaboration with you to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


Treatments include professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’ or a prophylaxis).

Airflow therapy

Our team also offers Airflow therapy, which is a hygiene treatment that removes persistent stains on your teeth, plaque, and discolouration using a combination of water, compressed air, and fine powder particles.


Their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque and will provide practical advice about your diet and prevention of tooth decay with bespoke care that is tailored to your needs. 

Meet the Team

Direct access to hygiene treatment

We do offer direct access to hygiene treatment with all members of our hygiene team. This does not constitute a dental examination and we recommend that you are either registered with a dentist within the practice or another provider. 

If the hygienist or therapist that you visit notes that you require further dental intervention you be advised at your appointment to seek assessment and treatment with a dentist.

Direct access to hygiene treatment - Cottage Dental

Here are some tips on how to improve daily oral hygiene

Twice a day

In addition to brushing before bed you should brush your teeth at one other time during the day. Brushing your teeth after breakfast removes any residual food and plaque allowing you to start the day feeling fresh and clean.

When it comes to brushing your teeth remember twice a day for 2 minutes at a time. Use the timer on your phone, put a clock in your bathroom or just keep an eye on your watch.

You should spend 30 seconds on each section and 2 minutes brushing in total. If your electric brush has a timer, that's even better, since you'll get a full and even clean every time. Hold your brush perpendicular to the tooth, engaging the gumline.

Your dentist or hygienist will be able to advise you on your own individual brushing needs based on your own dental health, history and needs.

Electric toothbrushes

Top tooth brushing techniques

There are many choices, when it comes to electric toothbrushes, but Oral-B is the first to have been accepted by the ADA. Cottage Dental agree, 3D Cleaning Action technology safely and effectively removes plaque and helps to prevent and reduce gingivitis.

British Association of Periodontal Disease - Cottage Dental

British Association of Periodontal Disease

The British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry was founded in 1949 to promote public and professional awareness of periodontology and implant dentistry to achieve our vision of Periodontal Health For a Better Life.

Full-Service Dentistry

At the heart of our practice is the desire to provide our patients with the highest standards of dental care, understand their needs, exceed expectations, and create and maintain healthy, happy smiles.

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