Hygienist

Restore your smile and prevent gum disease.

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Dental hygienist treatment provides a complete, professional clean of your teeth and gums by removing any built-up plaque, tartar and calculus which has not been removed via brushing or flossing. Dental hygiene treatments help prevent gum disease by removing the bacteria found in plaque which causes it.

Our team of dental hygienists provide a deep, comprehensive clean of your teeth and gums, as well as providing detailed advice and guidance on how to keep them clean and healthy from home.

Your gums are the foundation of your teeth and are vital to their health, stability and longevity. If they are not cleaned properly then plaque will build up, which is filled with bacteria that erode and decay teeth and gums. If plaque is not removed it will harden to form calculus (tartar), which is much harder to remove without professional assistance.

Untreated, plaque and tartar will erode the teeth and gums, causing the gums to recede (pull away), opening up pockets for food, plaque and bacteria to collect – which leads to gum disease.

Dental Hygienist Services at the Neem Tree

Our dental hygiene appointments last approximately 30 minutes and entail a detailed assessment of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. From this, we can then identify any areas that are in need of improvement and other areas which may require specialist input.

In addition to this, the hygienist will be able to provide a deep clean to ensure that the teeth and gums are clean. They will also provide you with hygiene demonstrations and a programme to ensure they are kept clean until the next appointment.

Contact us today to find out more about dental hygiene treatment from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £795
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £795

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins)
from £79
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Learn more about dental hygienist treatment

What dental problems can a hygienist treat?

Hygienists usually focus on identifying and treating gum disease. Our hygienist specialists are highly skilled clinicians, trained in the management of all forms of gum disease. Their expertise lies in the ability to stabilise mild to severe forms of gum disease.

They do not solely focus on treating gum disease, hygienists are mainly concerned with preventative dental health and showing all their patients correct home care so they do not form any oral health issues. 

Book a dental hygienist appointment in either Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

 

How often do I need to see the hygienist?

How often you need to attend the hygienist will vary from case to case. We generally recommend scheduling appointments with three month intervals for better monitoring and maximum dental health care. However, depending on your individual circumstance, your hygienist will advise you on how often you need an appointment with them.

Can hygiene treatments replace brushing?

No, hygienist services cannot replace your current oral health routine. It is still absolutely vital to regularly brush and floss your teeth after each meal, even if you attend a hygienist. 

You can find out more information on the best dental health routines here.

Are hygiene treatments painful?

Although we aim for all our procedures to be as pain-free as possible, some hygiene treatments can often feel uncomfortable, or even painful. Patients with poor dental hygiene may experience more pain than others for the first few sessions with the hygienist. 

As your oral health improves, the discomfort during your appointments will lessen over time. Patients with sensitive teeth may also experience some discomfort.

Don’t be afraid to talk to your hygienist if you have any questions or concerns, we will aim to make your treatment as pain-free as possible.

What happens in a hygiene appointment

Our dental hygiene appointments will last approximately 30 minutes and they will consist of a detailed assessment of the gums and supporting structures of your teeth. From this initial assessment, we can then identify if there are any issues that need to be addressed. 

In addition to this, the hygienist will be able to provide a deep clean to ensure both your gums and teeth are clean.

How long do hygiene appointments take?

Our hygiene appointments usually take up to 30 minutes.

Can I eat and drink after my hygiene appointment?

In the event that you do undergo a fluoride treatment, avoid stressing your teeth while trying to heal from the cleaning. It would be a good idea to wait at least 30 minutes after the cleaning before eating or drinking anything. This is to ensure that the treatments take full effect and the teeth have been able to absorb and remineralise the fluoride completely. 

Can I smoke after my hygiene appointment?

No, smoking is never recommended. If you are a smoker, make sure that you avoid smoking for at least 72 hours after your deep cleaning procedure. 

Smoking interferes with the way your gums tissues heal to begin with. It will especially negatively affect the post-surgical healing of the tissues and also increases the risk of infection.

Should I brush my teeth before my hygiene appointment?

You can brush and floss your teeth before your appointment, it will not do you any harm. However, it is important to know that if you are scheduled for a regular cleaning, your dental hygienist will be assigned to thoroughly floss your teeth regardless of whether you floss before hand or not. 

Whether you have a hygienist appointment or not, it is important to keep up with your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice a day.

What are the signs that I need to see a hygienist?

You need to see a dental hygienist to:

  • Prevent bad breath: if you are experiencing bad breath, it is usually a result of an underlying dental problem.

  • Prevent gum disease if you have bleeding or painful gums.

  • Detect any other dental issues if you have been experiencing problems with your teeth.

  • Get a whiter smile

  • Improve teeth sensitivity

  • Spot any signs of cancer

  • Stop bleeding gums 

Contact our dental hygienists in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey to book an appointment. x

What are the benefits of hygienist treatment?

  • Help prevent and treat gum disease

  • Removes any plaque and calculus with professional cleaning

  • Teaches at home cleaning techniques to main good oral hygiene

What is gum disease

Gum disease (gingivitis) is very common and at the same time very easily treatable. If not treated, it can result in a more severe form of disease known as periodontitis, which involves bone loss. This can be very difficult to treat and, if excessive, can result in recession of gums, wobbly teeth and ultimately tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK and for this reason, it is important to maintain healthy gums and prevent the progression of gum disease.

Established gum disease can be very problematic as it can compromise the function and appearance of the teeth. This often requires a team-based approach to manage the disease, which involves the hygienist, dentist and periodontal specialist.

Can Hygienist Services replace my current oral health routine?

No, hygienist services cannot replace your current oral health routine. It is still absolutely vital to regularly brush and floss your teeth after each meal, even if you attend a hygienist.

Are hygiene services painful?

Although we aim for all our procedures to be as pain-free as possible, hygiene treatments can sometimes feel uncomfortable, or even painful. Patients with poor dental hygiene may experience some pain or discomfort for the first few sessions with the hygienist.

As your oral health improves, this discomfort will lessen over time. Patients with sensitive teeth may also experience discomfort. Always talk to your hygienist if your are concerned, we will aim to make your treatment as pain-free as possible.

Glossary

Calculus

Calculus is plaque that has not been properly cleaned and has hardened. Calculus is sometimes called tartar and is very hard to remove.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a milder (though still serious) form of gum disease that causes swelling, redness, pain and bleeding in affected gums.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease where the soft tissue has become damaged and can lead to tooth loss.

Periodontal Specialist

Periodontal Specialists are experts in the treatment and prevention of gum disease and oral inflammation, as well as dental implants.

Plaque

Plaque is a sticky, white/pale yellow substance which appears after eating and contains harmful bacteria which damage teeth and gums.

Receding Gums

Receding Gums are a condition where the gums begin to pull back away from the teeth, which can expose the tooth roots.

Tartar

Tartar is plaque that has not been cleaned away and has hardened. Tartar is often called calculus and is very difficult to remove.