DentalHygienist, London

Our experienced hygienists in Harley Street, work with dentists to prevent, identify and treat gum disease

Visiting a hygienist is an essential part of dental care. Our fully-trained dental hygienists can show you how to correctly care for your teeth at home and advise you on any preventative materials you may need to protect your teeth and gums.

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What is a dental hygienist?

What is a dental hygienist?

While it is important to establish a good at-home dental routine, visiting a hygienist is vital to keeping on top of your oral health. A dental hygienist is an oral health professional that focuses on preventing and treating tooth decay and gum disease. Our caring hygienists in Harley Street will work with your dental history to help create an ongoing treatment plan.

Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?

As the best dental hygienists in London, we understand that maintaining your beautiful smile requires ongoing preventative care. Our hygienists help to prevent gum disease and remove plaque.

Plaque is a sticky coating consisting of bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth. If it is not brushed away properly, this hardens to form tartar, which cannot be removed at home. Persistent plaque and calculus can lead to periodontal disease causing bleeding gums, tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss.

Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist will help you stay on top of your oral health, preventing a build-up of plaque and addressing any issues before they get too severe to tackle.

What can I expect from a dental hygienist appointment?

Our professional dental hygienists will provide you with a private cleaning. Their main aim is to address oral health issues. A private dental cleaning, known as a ‘scaling and polishing’, can help prevent gum disease. Our dental hygienists will also show you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque and how to clean your teeth accurately at home.

Our hygienists in London will advise our adult patients, who have a lot of decay, that they can benefit from having fluoride applied during a private dental clean. They can also have anti-bacterial gels and solutions applied under the gum to kill any bacteria causing gum disease. Our hygienists may also give smoking cessation advice. Smoking is a big cause of health issues like periodontal disease, bone loss, oral cancer, reduced healing after surgery, and teeth staining.

What a dental hygienist can and cannot do

A routine dental hygiene appointment could consist of:

  • Advice on cleaning at home
  • An initial dental hygiene examination
  • A professional ‘scaling and polishing’
  • Identifies and treats gum disease
  • Offers advice on smoking cessation
  • Patient education on oral health

A dentist will examine and treat your teeth, whereas a dental hygienist will clean your teeth and help you prevent disease.

Benefits of visiting a dental hygienist

Visiting one of our dental hygienists in London is the best course of action for maintaining excellent oral health. A dental hygienist will provide you with vital preventative care and help to keep your mouth healthy. They will educate you on the best way to achieve your dental goals and how to care for your mouth between appointments.

Signs you need to see a dental hygienist

You should book a hygienist appointment at our Harley Street practice if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • You want to improve your smile and confidence
  • Bad breath
  • Tartar on your teeth
  • Toothache
  • Dry mouth
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
  • Pain or sores in the mouth
  • Stained teeth

Our dental hygiene services in London

Our dental hygiene appointments last for 45 minutes. One of our friendly hygienists will examine your oral health and professionally clean your teeth.
We are also unique in that all of our orthodontic patients are able to have their wires removed before their teeth and braces are cleaned for 45 minutes. This hygiene service is completed all in one day, under one roof. We are also able to follow this 45-minute appointment with a brace adjustment.

Top tips for brushing your teeth

Taking the time to brush accurately is a key part of maintaining your oral health at home. Here are some of our top tips for brushing your teeth.

  • Brush once in the morning to remove plaque that has built up overnight
  • Brush once at night to remove plaque that has built up during the day
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue
  • Focus on all areas of your mouth
  • Don’t forget those hard-to-reach spots
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush

How often should I visit a dental hygienist?

For patients with a healthy mouth, we recommend visiting our hygienists in Harley Street once every six months. However, if further treatment is required or your mouth needs some more attention, our experienced hygienists will discuss this with you during your appointment.

How much does a dental hygiene appointment cost?

Our 45-minute dental hygiene appointments start from £148. To learn more about the cost of our treatments at elleven Dental, please visit our fees page here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our hygienists can not only keep your smile white and bright. They are also able to detect and prevent serious health problems. Poor dental health and issues like gum disease have been linked to the development of serious diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Our dental hygienists in London are fully trained to spot the early signs of health issues and advise best on how to prevent them.

No. Our hygienists work alongside our exceptional team of dentists to tailor their treatment plans directly to the needs of your oral health.

Our team in London would recommend using fluoride toothpaste to help protect your teeth from tooth decay.

Visit your dental hygienist for a professional opinion. We will then advise the best way to whiten your teeth based on your individual needs. A scale and polish can help prevent stains from building up in the first place.

A scale and polish should not hurt. You may feel a new, unusual sensation but it will not cause you any discomfort.

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£240

  • At our awarding-winning clinic

  • With a Senior Clinician

  • Full & thorough clinical examination

  • Includes X-Rays

  • Dedicated Treatment Co-ordinator

  • Discussion on your personalised treatment plan, payment options with a detailed report

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  • Video Consult in the comfort of your home

  • Includes a free smile assessment

  • Live 1-2-1 with our award-winning clinicians

  • Choose between Dr Sameer Patel for Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr Anthony Lam for Orthodontics

  • Discussion to explore your smile aspirations or clinical concerns

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