Hygiene Therapy. > Gum Disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss

The guide:

Our gums are the foundations of our teeth and without strong foundations eventually the teeth above will become damaged and may be lost. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss. 4 out of 5 people have some gum disease, which is a very worrying fact!

Our therapists are 100% dedicated to maintaining the health of your gums and educating you on how to look after them at home. Many people think that tooth brushing is enough but we know as dentists that in fact it is the plaque that can't be removed by your toothbrush that hardens, which is the most damaging to your teeth.

Hygiene therapy is not only important to remove the hardened plaque but also to monitor which parts of the mouth the plaque is affecting most and therefore you can be given a tailored cleaning regime using the right tools to ensure that these areas are being targeted most. This expert advice is vitally important to avoid gum disease. 

If you have never seen a hygienist you will not have had the dedicated time required to remove all of the hardened plaque and to have received the correct amount of education to prevent any problems in the future.


We have been providing professional dental treatement to a very high standard for years. Here's what a few of our patients say about our service:

"I have been going to Alexandra Road Dental Practice for 15 years and couldn't think of a bad thing to say, from the second you walk in to the time you leave you feel safe and welcomed, the staff are fantastic and highly skilled in what they do, I would never go to another dentist after coming here." Valo Connors
"Very pleasant from seeing receptionist to dentist and back to receptionist. Treatment painless. Very pleased with all treatment, teeth look great!" Laraine Denise Burton

How much does it cost?

Our latest prices are shown on our price list page

Find out more or book a consultation

0113 281 8873or alexrd@btconnect.com

Our friendly and knowledgeable team, led by our Practice Manager, Sian Denning, are always happy to help with any queries. Rest assured that your enquiry will be treated as strictly confidential and we'll never pressure you into making an appointment.

Innovative dental care and cosmetic excellence.

14 Alexandra Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4HD

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