Hygiene & gum treatment

Dental hygiene clinic

Dental Hygiene Clinic 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. Hygienists 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 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.

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  • How should I teach my children to brush their teeth?
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How to clean your teeth

In order to ensure that your teeth stay as fit and healthy between each six monthly visit to our 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:

  1. Clean your teeth on the top left
  2. Clean your teeth on the top right
  3. Clean your teeth on the lower left
  4. Clean your teeth on the lower right

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

  • The tongue side
  • The cheeks side
  • The biting surface
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.
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Flossing technique

Hygiene and Gum TreatmentWrap 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

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 visits at £55, which include a detailed assessment of your oral health and a deep clean of your teeth. Comprehensive health checks start from £66, with our popular 30-minute hygiene programme starting at just £74.

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

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.

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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Osvalda Daraseviciute
Osvalda Daraseviciute
19:25 05 Feb 20
I was very impressed with The Dental Centre. Very clean, very organised, the equipment are the highest standard! And... the staff are just amazing, Dr Jones is so nice, the nurses just the best nurses I have ever seen! And front of the desk.Thank you to all of you!Highly recommended.read more
Sanghee Shin
Sanghee Shin
15:58 28 Jan 20
Great experiences with the surgery. Dr Jones is very informative and skilled. Receptionists are efficient and helpful.
Martin Kukla
Martin Kukla
11:17 24 Jan 20
Really happy with this place. I come here for a few months, and the dental care is always top-notch. Truly recommend... Ronece as your hygienist! Great chat, and such a good energy (while also being very professional!). It feels like any treatment finishes in no time!read more
Science is the solution
Science is the solution
00:04 14 Dec 19
This practice has the BEST customer service ever you could get in UK not only medical industry but also entire... industry. .I am a PhD student at UCL. Firstly, I found the pracrice at UCL website and they take care of UCL students. Thus, I went to the practice because of terrifying toothache from wisdom tooth. I was panicked from upcoming intense pain but the receptionist tried to make me calm down and tried me to go throw emergency session ASAP on the day I just registered. Even the doctor was very calm and friendly. I could see he tried to arrange the next session ASAP to get rid of the horrifying pain. .They are 100/100 professional with their title..I STRONGLY recommend this practice. .Additionally they have [specialist orthodontist].read more
Ruth Birse
Ruth Birse
16:13 18 Nov 19
Very good dentist surgery. I always get a options on treatment. Whenever I've had to have an emergency appointment,... they have always managed to fit me in.read more
14:36 14 Oct 19
I’ve been coming to Dr Jones for about ten years now and I’ve always been impressed by her attention to detail. I’m a... fairly nervous patient and she’s done some fairly complex work on me with utterly no pain and to a really high standard.I had grinding pain for a number of years and she’s tailored a splint for me to successfully get rid of it. I briefly tried a new dentist when I moved house, but it just wasn’t the same and have since returned to her and now make the long commute to see her because of the level of care she provides. Highly recommend!read more
Jeremy Kavanagh
Jeremy Kavanagh
20:43 09 Sep 19
Great experience visiting The Dental Centre for the first time. Very friendly, helpful staff, a first class check up... from the dentist and exceptional clean from the hygienist. Will definitely return. Thanks to everyone there for looking after me 😁👍🏻read more
Robert Doel
Robert Doel
14:46 16 Aug 19
Been to my second appointment at dental smiles had my impressions done it was a breeze, I have a diabolical gagging... reflex so I did what Dr Patel asked me to do and I went through it without any gagging whatsoever, in past times at other dentists it was always a rush to get you in and out with no consideration for the patients but at dental smiles what they have to do you comes second the nerves disappear after a reassuring chat and gentle approach they go through everything without any problems, which is why this is the dental practice to head for when you have any problems what so ever, don't be afraid of this practice, they are out of this world, ggggreat workread more
bob dylan
bob dylan
10:15 28 Jul 19
Told I needed a crown for a simple filling which fell out. Decided to trust her word and get it done. When the... temporary filling fell out, she was unavailable for a week, while I called every day, walking around with a hole in my mouth. Turns out she actually was in the practice, but was too keen to leave every day at 5pm to provide basic care to her customers.Also told I needed a filling on another tooth for a superficial spot of decay. Saw another dentist about this who advised this is an out of date practice - superficial decay can recover and is best left to heal until it becomes a problem. Now I suspect the crown was also overkill to hand out a larger bill.I was also advised to get a splint, which would cost £900 - the "Rolls Royce" of splints (how very professional...). Another dentist advised that this can be done for £450. Not the same "Rolls Royce" - but they at least provide a more affordable option.Takes ages to get appointments - don't expect anything for 2 weeks. Receptionist seems to think she runs the practice.Bottom line is this place is run as a business, not a health care facility. Private patients are subsidising care for students, but don't expect any better service for your hard earned money - you're just a number in their books, and they're going to try making that number as large as possible.read more
Toby Payne
Toby Payne
08:08 17 May 19
I had a really great experience here, as a student. Friendly, quick and easy to book appointments. An appointment of... mine had to be rescheduled and the process was very straightforward and with no inconvenience, so am grateful to them for that. I would recommend to any London based students!read more
Giulia Barbareschi
Giulia Barbareschi
20:15 20 Feb 19
I have been a patient for over three years now. Everyone at the centre is great. Dr Au is extremely competent and... always willing to explain the situation clearly so that the patients can make the best choice. The hygienists are very professional. The nurses are always nice and reassuring and the reception staff is lovely and super efficient.read more
Stefano De Luccia
Stefano De Luccia
14:25 23 Jan 19
I had a splint done with Dr. Jones and it was great. My jaw is already way better. I felt they really put a focus on... patient care and its a really lovely environment. Highly recommend it.read more
16:44 18 Jan 19
Good price and friendly, but I was told I need a filling however another dentist (who family members have used and... trusted for years) assured me that I don’t. I got the impression that they were more interested in me spending money than the health of my teeth. The dentist also recommended I pay something like £50 to attend a session on brushing. Overall not great.read more
Juliet Ellis
Juliet Ellis
09:15 18 Dec 18
Carla and her team have looked after my teeth for 5 years now and I have always received excellent service even though... I can be an awkward patient particularly with taking impressions. Under her care I have become a less nervous dental patient. Gemma the hygienist also performs wonders to my teeth and in a very professional manner. The surgery has ultra modern equipment, with excellent reception staff who are always helpful. I highly recommend the practice.read more
Danny Dailey
Danny Dailey
09:24 03 Dec 18
These guys are on point!! A really client centred service the moment you walk through the door. I had a hygiene not too... many weeks ago with Emma which was the best I've ever had. Also what i really like is the that elite professionalism of Dr Jones is reflected in her front of house staff too, Jeeva always does an excellent job at making me feel welcome and valued, I'm really glad i found this place.read more
Martin Wright
Martin Wright
19:07 06 Nov 18
Carla Jones at The Dental Centre has looked after my teeth for well over 10 years now, and has done a great job. I feel... in very safe hands with her. All the staff are warm and personable, and manage to combine being friendly with being super-efficient - a rare combination!read more
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