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Hygiene Services

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Hygiene Services

With more adult teeth being lost through gum disease rather than tooth decay, regular dental hygiene treatment is essential to keeping your gums and teeth healthy. Regular visits to a hygienist combined with dental check-ups and looking after your teeth and gums at home will greatly improve the appearance of your teeth and your oral health.

  • Tooth Stain Removal
  • Smokers Stain Removal

What happens at a hygienist appointment?

Hygienists offer a professional teeth cleaning service, a process called scaling and polishing. During the appointment your hygienist will carry out an initial dental hygiene examination. They will then:

  • Scale your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up in those areas brushing cannot reach
  • Perform a clean and polish to remove any superficial stains on your teeth
  • Offer tailored advice on how to maintain good dental health and demonstrate techniques you can use at home

Your hygienist will also provide advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. They can spot signs of gum disease and will refer you to a dentist or periodontist if they see anything that needs further treatment.

How often should I visit a hygienist?

It may be recommended by your dentist that you visit the hygienist regularly. The frequency of visits will be determined by your clinical needs but also by your own personal desire to have your teeth cleaned and polished regularly.

Your dentist may also recommend that you see a hygienist for a thorough clean before beginning a complex dental treatment such as dental implants.

Looking after your oral hygiene

Seeing the hygienist is important, but you also need to look after your teeth at home to make sure they stay clean and healthy. Regular brushing and flossing are essential for keeping a healthy mouth.

Lots of people think they know how to brush their teeth well, but really, they’re missing some key steps which could be vital for maintaining good oral health.

What are the benefits of visiting a hygienist?

Good oral hygiene is vital in eliminating gum disease and decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Regular visits to a dental hygienist will ensure that hidden and difficult-to-reach plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth removing rough surfaces which contribute to build up of bacterial numbers, and improving the health of your teeth and gums.

Hygienists can also help you maintain brighter, whiter teeth. Scaling and polishing, as well as AIR-FLOW therapy and cosmetic treatments can remove surface stains, leaving you with a fresher, brighter smile.

Your hygienist can also provide advice on diet and how to care for your teeth and gums properly at home.

Top tips for brushing your teeth

Make sure you remember these key steps and hints every time you brush your teeth, to keep your smile happy and healthy.

  • Don’t forget to floss or use an interdental brush before you brush your teeth
  • Don’t wet your toothbrush before you apply toothpaste
  • Two is the magic number. Brush for two minutes, twice a day
  • Brush in circular motions with a manual toothbrush. If you use an electric toothbrush, let the brush do the work
  • Avoid brushing backwards and forwards
  • Make sure you brush every tooth
  • Brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria and bad breath
  • Don’t rinse your mouth after brushing- it’ll wash away the fluoride

Treatment Price List

MAINTENANCE CLEAN – 30 MINS (Combination of ultrasonic scaling, hand instrumentation and polishing. Recommended either every 3 – 6 months)
£69
DIAMOND CLEAN – 45 MINS (An in depth hygiene treatment, combination of scaling, polishing and sandblasting)
£99
PERIODONTAL CLEAN – 60 MINS (For patients with gum disease. Full assessment and deep cleaning. This can be done with/without local anaesthetic for your comfort. The number of appointments needed can vary – expect 2 as a minimum)
£119 Price per quadrant

Make an appointment

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    Department Address

    45 Lavender Hill London SW11 5QW
    Clapham Junction

    020-7223-5114
    care@tcclinic.co.uk

    Department Hours

    Monday - Friday09:00 - 20:00
    Saturday09:00 - 18:00
    Sunday09:00 - 18:00