Pure Dental Hygiene is a new way of seeing a dental hygienist in York. We now offer Direct Access hygiene treatment.

On 1st May 2013, the General Dental Council changed the 'rules' on how patients can see a dental hygienist. Previously all dental care has been delivered to patients after seeing a dentist to provide a treatment plan and prescription. The rule change has opened the way for Direct Access to dental hygienists without the need to see a dentist first.

This means you can now continue to attend your own NHS dentist for on - going regular dental treatment and see a Direct Access hygienist for additional gum care or cosmetic cleaning.

Pure Dental Hygiene is a new easy to use service offering everyone the opportunity for direct access to hygienist for the first time.

How it works

How it works - Use Pure Dental Hygiene as your hygienist - Stay registered with your own dentist

You can now visit a hygienist of your choice,
without the need to be referred by a dentist!

I'm embarrassed by the brown staining on the surface of my teeth

We offer Airflow polishing for stain removal. This works using a fine jet of air water and sodium bicarbonate and produces great results.

Pure Dental Hygiene operates from two village locations around York, in Dunnington and Strensall.

It's easy to make an appointment and there's no need to see a dentist first.

There's ample free parking adjacent and appointments are available on Saturday mornings for those who find it difficult to attend during the week.

We aim to complement your dental care provided by your own dentist and hopefully together work towards great gum health. We also offer simple cosmetic treatments including regular dental cleaning and air polishing for stain removal.


We would love to see you regularly but we are happy just to see you for a special occasion such as a wedding or before holidays. We can also see adult orthodontic patients before, during and after their treatment.


Our hygienists

Emma Slater GDC no. 1311212
Emma Stephenson GDC no. 6583
Danielle Stead GDC no. 143836
Samantha Saltmer GDC no. 1643836

Scale and polish

Our Hygienists will do a 'scale and polish' to thoroughly clean and remove all traces of plaque and tartar.

Scaling removes the hard tartar on your teeth, which cannot be removed by simply brushing alone. The polishing stage helps to clean away unsightly surface stains from your teeth, which may have been caused by smoking, or foodstuffs such as red wine, coffee, tea. Regular polishing involves using a rotary brush with a pumice polishing paste.

Having a regular 'scale and polish' will compliment your tooth brushing at home and help you to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

Treatment of gum disease

A package of treatment is often needed to successfully treat gum disease which includes an assessment on the extent of the problem, oral hygiene advice, non-surgical root planning (deep scaling to remove tartar from below the gum margins), general scaling polish to remove staining followed by a review visit.

We may recommend return visits on a 2 or 3 monthly frequency to continue the improvement and maintain the gains in gum health.

At Pure Dental Hygiene we carry out air-pollishing using the Prophy-mate Neo handpiece and FLASH pearl ®.

This is an air driven pollishing system that makes dental cleaning and stain removal easier and more comfortable.

Flash Pearl

FLASH pearl ® is a spherical particulate calcium powder specifically designed to roll smoothly over the tooth surface leaving no area untouched. It quickly and safely removes stains, plaque and calculus to give a sparkling result every time.


It is particularly good at reaching previously difficult to reach areas such as staining between the teeth.

Orthodontic cleaning

A great idea for both adults and teenagers who want to maintain their teeth stain free during fixed orthodontic braces treatment.

During the period of braces wear, significant staining frequently builds up on the tooth surface around the brackets. Tartar is more likely to form as a result of impaired or difficult cleaning. Decalcification (white and brown) marking also blights many orthodontic patients following removal of the braces and is extremely difficult to correct.

We will work with you to reduce the risk of this by thorough cleaning and using fluoride applications.

Special occasion visits

If you have a special occasion coming up such as a wedding, a family get together or a Prom night why not come for a thorough clean to include air polishing to remove staining.

Your teeth will not only look and feel great but your confidence might just get a boost.


  • Regular hygienist visit £50.00To include scale and polish, oral hygiene advice and dietary counselling
  • Extended hygienist visit £100.00 To include scale and polish, oral hygiene advice and dietary counselling
  • Air polish visit £70.50 May Include part routine scaling followed by Air Polishing
  • Prolonged gum treatment £410.00 Full course of gum treatment to include: Assessment, deep root scaling with local anaesthetic, stain removal/polishing and oral hygiene instruction. Over 3 visits plus additional other visits.
  • Young persons hygienist visit aged 5-18 yrs £28.00 To include simple scaling, dietary and oral hygiene advice
  • Student hygienist visit aged 19-23 yrs £41.00 To include simple scaling, dietary and oral hygiene advice
I want to keep my teeth; I just wish I'd looked after my gums better

In the UK over 50% of the population suffer from moderate to advanced periodontal (gum) disease. More adults lose teeth through gum disease than through tooth decay. This is an entirely preventable disease and its treatment includes seeing and working with a dental hygienist to improve and maintain gum health.


Contact us

Please use the form to send us an enquiry. Or call one of our practices to make an appointment or for more information.


Tel: 01904 490 060

24 Barley Rise, Strensall, York, YO32 5AA

  • Monday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Tuesday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 7.00
  • Wednesday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Thursday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Friday9.00 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 5.00
  • Saturday9.00 – 12.00


Tel: 01904 489 183

31 York Street, Dunnington, York, YO19 5QT

  • Monday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Tuesday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 7.00
  • Wednesday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Thursday9.00 – 12.30 & 2.00 – 5.30
  • Friday9.00 – 12.30 & 1.30 – 5.00
  • Saturday9.00 – 12.00