Will having my teeth cleaned be painful?
No a routine clean and healthy mouth quick painless and leaves your mind feeling great. Some patients have sensitive teeth or need gum treatment which requires a little local anaesthetic before cleaning to ensure their comfort.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Simply, it depends on how much plaque you build up. This variable is dependent on genetics, your cleaning routine and external factors like smoking, red wine, coffees etc.
I’m not registered with you can I still see a Loughborough Road hygienist?
Yes, Our team of four experienced hygienist regularly treat patients from other practices or “drop in ” patients just needing a clean.
How much does dental hygiene cost?
For members of one of our dental plans regular hygiene visits are included . pay-as-you-go or occasional patients visit our treatment cost page.
Hygiene Visits: £45.80 – £68.50
Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team to give care to patients.
The hygienist main work is to prevent and treat gum disease which includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called scale and polish for prophylaxis) however, perhaps their most important role is demonstrating the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. This is the sticky coating that phone is constantly on your teeth and is the main cause of dental decay and gum disease.
Hygienists also give advice about diet and other ways of preventing tooth decay. Our dental hygienists are all extremely experienced and registered with the General dental Council, an organisation which regulates dental professionals in the United Kingdom.
All registrants must carry professional indemnity insurance for the protection of their patients and commit to and ongoing compulsory personal development program of postgraduate education.