Dental Hygiene Therapy

Hygiene Therapy

Good oral hygiene is the key foundation to a healthy mouth. By keeping your mouth healthy, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and reap all the benefits of better well-being. Our hygienists work hand in hand with our dentists, offering expert advice whilst giving you the choice and control over your treatment.

We Recommend

To help support a healthy mouth, our team recommend that your teeth are cleaned professionally by our hygienists at least twice a year. This includes, tooth scaling to remove plaque, tooth polishing and removal of tartar to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease.

Our highly skilled hygienists will carefully and gently treat your gums, removing active disease. They will also demonstrate the best techniques for your home oral hygiene care in a way that suits your needs.

Hygiene visits are essential for:

  • Preventing gum disease
  • Scaling, polishing and stain removal
  • General oral health
  • Diet advice and decay prevention
  • Brushing technique
  • Managing bad breath
  • Advice on acids and tooth erosion

Our Dental Hygiene Shopping List

We have a range of options available to support your oral hygiene and the list below includes some of the options which can be discussed and agreed with your hygienist.

Classic Scale & Polish

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Includes: Soft tissue assessment, screening for gum disease, oral hygiene assessment & advice, ultrasonic and/or handscaling, plaque and calculus removal, standard prophy polish, dietary advice.

Classic Scale & Air-Flow Polish

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Includes: Soft tissue assessment, screening for gum disease, oral hygiene assessment and advice, ultrasonic and/or hand-scaling, plaque and calculus removal, Air-Flow Polish* (if suitable), dietary advice

Advanced Hygiene Maintenance with Air-Flow Polish

Estimated time: 30 minutes

For: Patients who have stable periodontal disease

Includes: Soft tissue assessment, oral hygiene assessment and advice, accessing residual pockets and completing a ‘deep clean’ with the ultrasonic scaler and Air-Flow used in each pocket. This appointment can also include an annual pocket chart to reassess periodontal disease status when required.

Full Periodontal Treatment

Estimated time: 45-60 minutes

Includes: Detailed pocket charting, non-surgical deep ultrasonic cleaning to removed plaque and calculus from the pockets, oral hygiene advice, help stabilise periodontal disease.

*Initial assessment required prior to commencing treatment for suitability and treatment planning.*

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Estimated time: 45-60 minutes per appointment

Includes: Detailed pocket charting, half mouth non-surgical deep ultrasonic cleaning to help stabilise periodontal disease. Usually required periodically after full periodontal treatment.

Advanced Implant Maintenance with Air-Flow

Estimated time: 45-60 minutes

Includes: Soft tissue assessment, screening for gum disease, oral hygiene assessment and advice, ultrasonic and/or hand scaling, plaque and calculus removal, Air-Flow Polish (If suitable) around each implant. This appointment also includes detailed pocket charting around each implant when required.

*Recommended annually for most implant patients.*

EMS Air-Flow Machine

The EMS Air-Flow machine delivers a gentle mixture air, water and micro-fine powder (either erythritol or Sodium Bicarbonate) which disrupts bacterial biofilms, removes plaque and completely removes both old and new stains caused over time by tea, coffee, wine and cigarettes. The effect is instant!

The powders are safe to use on tooth surfaces, dental crowns and bridges and all dental appliances.It is also safe to use around dental implants and areas of periodontal disease.

WARNING: *Air-Flow Polish is NOT suitable for patients who have respiratory disorders including asthma and COPD.

Options Available

During your visit, your dentist will outline the options available to suit your needs and budget, as well as providing you with a bespoke treatment plan. We understand the importance of making our dental care available to everybody – that’s why we offer finance options, to spread the cost of your treatment and monthly plans, to cover the cost of your routine dental care.

Members of our monthly plans have a minimum of two hygiene appointments a year included in their subscription. For an indication of our prices, visit our treatment fees page or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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If you’d like to book and appointment, you can do so using our online booking portal using the button below. Or if you’d prefer, visit our contact us page.


Please be assured that we are still seeing patients for face-to-face appointments.

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