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Dental Check-ups, Gum Disease and Hygienist Care

Understanding the importance of maintaining your dental health

Regular dental examinations and hygiene therapy are vital to help protect your oral health. This allows for prevention and early intervention, should any problems arise with your teeth or your gums.

Here at Infinity Dental Clinic, our team of expert Dentists are here to carry out a full clinical assessment and provide you with advice on maintaining your dental health or improving your smile. However big or small your dental concern, our team is here to help.

We are one of only a few dental practices in the UK to provide the latest Digital Dental techniques enabling us to perform Dentistry with optimum precision. Our in-house CBCT Scanner and Intra-Oral Digital Scanners allows us to provide the highest standards in Dentistry at our clinic.


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Your Dentist will complete a comprehensive dental health examination. This will include assessing your jaw joints, muscles and salivary glands for any irregularities. A full examination of your mouth will be carried out, which includes oral cancer screening. An assessment of your teeth and gums will then be completed, evaluating your overall risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

At this consultation we will provide you with both your immediate and long term dental care options. Your immediate dental care may involve treatment that is required to make your mouth healthy again such as fillings, hygienist visits or any other more advanced dental treatments.

Your long term dental care would be a tailor-made plan to minimise your individual dental risk in the future. This may involve regular dental examinations and hygienist appointments to ensure that your mouth is maintained in a healthy state with minimal risk.


X-rays are taken at routine intervals to help assess for any signs of decay in-between the teeth or underneath any fillings. We also have an intra-oral digital scan and a CBCT scan to use if indication to ensure all investigative methods are available to our patients. We provide all of this in-house to make sure nothing goes unnoticed.

Treatment Options

At your dental consultation, all of our patients will be given options to consider with regards to making their mouth healthy again. In most cases, their are a few options that are available, such as restorative material of choice, type of replacement tooth and number of dental visits required.

Bespoke dental reportIn cases of advanced dental care, we provide our patients with a comprehensive bespoke dental report which explains all of their treatment options in detail. This is given to the patient to take home and we arrange another appointment to discuss the full report at an appointment approximately 1 week later. This ensures that you will be given enough time to read and understand the information before deciding on the most ideal solution for you. You can find more information on our bespoke dental reports by following this link.

Scale and polish

Where necessary, a scale may be carried out by your Hygienist or Dentist to remove any calculus (tartar) that has built up on the teeth. It is important that calculus is removed regularly, as it can result in gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss. Gum disease is an avoidable condition, so regular hygienist visits and a good oral hygiene routine can help prevent gum disease.  As calculus cannot be removed by brushing alone it is important that you attend regular hygiene visits to maintain your oral health.

Dental Hygienist - Professional Periodontal Cleaning

If you suffer from heavily stained teeth or gum disease, your Dentist may recommend a session with our Hygienist for a professional periodontal clean. Regular scaling of hard to reach areas by the Hygienist will significantly reduce the progression of gum disease. The Hygienist will also be able to remove any unwanted stains, polishing each tooth to leave them feeling fresh and clean.

The aim of regular hygiene therapy is to keep your gums and teeth healthy. A dental Hygienist is specially trained in cleaning and scaling the teeth. As such they are a vital member of the dental team.

Gum Disease

Despite it being one of the world’s most wide-spread diseases, many patients are unaware they are affected.

It is completely preventable and can be easily treated when diagnosed early enough. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that collects at the gum line in the form of dental plaque. Therefore, plaque needs to be removed by brushing and cleaning between the teeth twice a day. If not properly cleaned, the gum starts to come away from the tooth, forming ‘pockets’ allowing the plaque to progresses down below the gum line. Over time, the bone that supports the teeth is destroyed, the gums shrink and eventually the teeth become loose and fall out.

Bacterial accumulation can result in these ‘pockets’ becoming deeper. This ultimately results in:

  • Gum Recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Infections/ Abscesses
  • Tooth loss

The dental Hygienist will be able to personalise your oral hygiene routine to suit your particular dental needs, giving you vital tips along the way. They will encourage and motivate you to look after and care for your teeth and gums.

If you have any questions regarding gum disease please contact us to have a complementary discussion with our treatment coordinator.

Do you have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is usually pain-free (sometimes called ‘the silent disease’) and so you may be unaware of it until your Dentist or Hygienist checks for it. Here are some ‘red flags’ – symptoms you may notice that should raise concerns:

  • Bleeding gums when brushing or even whilst eating
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bad breath
  • Spaces appearing between teeth
  • Loose teeth or teeth moving position in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and drinks

Oral Hygiene Advice

At Infinity Dental Clinic, we understand prevention of gum disease and tooth decay are of vital importance. We will provide appropriate oral hygiene and diet advice to help maintain healthy and beautiful teeth.


  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes (morning and before bed) with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Children up to the age of 7 years should be assisted with their brushing.
  • Manual tooth brush: angle the bristles at 45̊ against the gum and gently sweep back and forth removing plaque. This should include inside and outside of the teeth, and the biting surfaces.
  • Electric tooth brush: angle the bristles towards the gum. Slowly rotate the toothbrush back and forth to get into the gaps between the teeth – do not scrub. Work your way around all surfaces of the teeth.
  • Floss or use Tepe brushes daily – for more information on technique ask our Hygienist, Melanie Joyce.


  • Eat a balanced diet limiting sugary or acidic snacks between meals.
  • Avoid anything sugary or acidic for 1 hour before you go to bed and during the night – stick to water.
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Routine dental examinations help maintain your oral health and detect problems early.

Regular visits to the Hygienist will help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

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Please fill out the form below with your enquiry or you can call us on 0113 2633199. You can even pop in to the clinic.

After contacting Infinity as a nervous patient, I was contacted promptly buy Jasmin who supported me all the way after visiting them and meeting Dr Patel and the wonderful staff my journey started and ended 2 weeks ago Dr Hannah Wilson was amazing and now I am more confident smiling and laughing,I want to say a Big Thank You to you all and the wonderful staff for making me feel proud of myself and would highly recommend your surgery to more people in my situation. – Susan McGreal 

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