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Dental Hygienists in London

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentist and play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with gum health – showing people correct home care and helping to keep the teeth and gums healthy.

What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?

Their main work is to professionally clean the patient’s teeth, called ‘scaling and polishing’ but their most important role is showing people the best way to keep their teeth free of plaque, the sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth.

They also give advice on diet and preventing dental decay. Our dental hygienists in London are also on hand to remove stains on teeth that can build up from a busy lifestyle – such as smoking, red wine , tea, coffee etc.

The experts from our dentist in London will also give you the knowledge on how you can be more efficient in cleaning at home so you are not waiting for your next hygiene visit to have your mouth feel cleaner.

When you go to visit your dental hygienist in London you will be given an initial score and assessment on the condition of your teeth and gums. Over the course of your treatment, each time you visit, we will assess your continuing teeth and gum condition against the initial score. You then be able to see if your dental hygiene and oral healthcare routine is improving over time. This provides an accurate way of measuring your oral healthcare and ensuring that you are staying healthy in the long term.

How to Clean Your Teeth

In order to ensure that your teeth stay as fit and healthy between each six monthly visit to our dental hygienist in London we recommend that you follow this daily healthcare routine. You should clean your teeth at least twice per day in the morning after breakfast and just before going to bed at night. The easiest way to do this is to divide your mouth into four equal sections, top and bottom, left and right. And then clean in the following sequence:

Clean your teeth on the top left

Clean your teeth on the top right

Clean your teeth on the lower left

Clean your teeth on the lower right

You should also remember that your teeth also have three surfaces to them:

Spend a short amount of time on each surface of each tooth. If you split the quadrants into 30 seconds each you will spend 2 min over all cleaning your teeth twice per day.
It is also recommended that you floss your teeth each day. When you clean with a toothbrush you can only reach the three surfaces of your tooth as mentioned before, however there are other sections of your tooth where they touch that you cannot clean with a toothbrush. Using dental floss will allow you to clean between your teeth ensuring that you remove any food residues in these difficult to reach areas.

Flossing Technique

Wrap the dental floss around the index finger of each hand pulling it taught. Then insert the floss between each tooth moving it gently up and down against the back of one tooth and the front of the next.

Pop the floss out from between your teeth, wind it a little around your finger onto a clean area of floss, and repeat with the next tooth. Simply move around all of your teeth flossing between all of them to ensure that your entire mouth is clean.

If you follow this routine daily then you will be sure to do everything you can to keep your teeth for life.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get teeth cleaned?

Whilst you can get your teeth thoroughly cleaned by your dentist, opting for a dental hygienist in London will ensure that you come away with the healthiest and cleanest mouth possible.

Hygienists are specially trained to help you prevent decay and keep gums and teeth in optimal condition, but this level of specialism is an investment. The good news is that as one of the most specialist dental hygienists London has to offer, we are dedicated to being accessible to anyone in need of our treatments. With this in mind, we have worked hard to keep our fees as competitive as possible, without sacrificing the high standards we uphold.

Of course, prices vary depending on what sort of procedure you need, but we offer hygiene visits from £94.50, which include a detailed assessment of your oral health and a scale and polish of your teeth.

To find out more or for a personalised quote – get in touch with our friendly team on 020 7380 0034.

How regularly do I need to see a dental hygienist in London?

Generally speaking, it is a good idea to keep up with your hygienist appointments once every 6 months, however this amount may vary depending on your particular needs. In some cases, there may be a need for more regular visits, but your hygienist in London will be able to advise you on how often you should be coming in.

Will my dental hygienist show me how to take care of my teeth better?

Absolutely! One of the biggest benefits to seeing a specialist hygienist is that you will leave with a plethora of knowledge and information to empower you to take better care of your smile to reduce how regularly you need intervention.

From advising on how to best brush your teeth to maintaining any specific aspects of your oral health such as braces – there is no better source of information than a dental hygienist in London.

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