Dental Hygienist

Book a Hygiene Appointment

At Bespoke Smile, our Hygiene Therapists are highly trained and skilled in advanced dental hygiene techniques. Each hygiene appointment involves a comprehensive assessment of your oral health, including checking for signs of gum disease, inflammation, bleeding, and bone loss.

Our hygiene therapists also demonstrate and recommend the best techniques for maintaining your oral health at home, removing plaque and tartar build-up both above and below the gum line, and providing guidance on preventing future issues.

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Why should I see a dental hygienist?

More and more adults in the UK are rapidly losing their teeth to gum disease, rather than tooth decay.

“Almost half of the adults in the UK have a degree of periodontitis that is not reversible.”
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Regular dental hygiene appointments are essential in maintaining gum health. These appointments are not just about maintaining healthy teeth; they also ensure the well-being of the gums that support the teeth and the overall oral structure. Neglecting gum infections can lead to severe consequences, including jawbone breakdown and tooth loss.

The benefits of hygiene treatments:

Elimination of gum disease and decay

Targeted removal of hidden and hard-to-reach plaque

Improvement in the health of your teeth and gums

Maintenance of whiter and brighter teeth

Aquacare treatment for stubborn surface stains removal

What is Aquacare?

Aquacare is a gentle, pain-free hygiene treatment that effectively removes persistent tooth stains and plaque using compressed air and fine powder particles. This high-powered jet can reach even hard-to-access areas, leaving your teeth cleaner and whiter.

Why choose Aquacare?

  • Removes food, coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains
  • Non-invasive painless cleaning
  • Brighter smile
  • Restores the natural appearance of healthy teeth
  • Provides quick desensitisation upon application
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Sophie Hayman | Dental Hygienist and Therapist

What happens during a
hygienist visit?

Our hygienist visits focus on three main methods: clean, scale, and polish. During your visit, you can expect guidance on proper brushing techniques, recommendations for oral hygiene products, explanations about the formation of periodontal disease, removal of plaque and tartar deposits, prevention of tooth decay and erosion, and the transformation of red and inflamed gums into healthy pink gums. These visits also help prevent unpleasant tastes and bad breath.

How often should I visit a hygienist?

For the prevention and stabilisation of gum disease and to maintain clean, stain-free teeth, we recommend professional hygiene deep cleaning every 3 to 6 months. Additionally, a dental hygiene appointment may be necessary before major restorative or cosmetic procedures, such as dental implants or dental veneers.

Neglecting oral care can lead to serious consequences, including tooth loss. Gum disease can progress to a more challenging stage, periodontitis, which can result in bone breakdown, loose teeth, and the formation of black triangles where gums separate from teeth. 

Those suffering from gum disease require regular hygienist appointments to combat the problem and prevent it from worsening. A professional clean can prevent long-term issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Teeth are vital for various functions and aesthetics. To save money in the long run and avoid more serious procedures to reverse the effects of gum disease and periodontal disease, it’s crucial to maintain at-home routines and regular hygiene appointments.

Here are some tips for proper brushing:

  • Don’t forget to floss
  • Don’t wet your toothbrush before applying toothpaste
  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes
  • Use circular motions (if using an electric toothbrush, let it do the work for you)
  • Don’t miss any teeth
  • Brush your tongue to remove remaining bacteria
  • Don’t rinse your mouth after brushing to retain fluoride benefits

We’re accepting new patients and referrals!

Our leading dentist and highly-sought-after cosmetic dentist, Dr Sam Jethwa, has earned the practice an award-winning reputation. With our clinical team you can ensure that you are in safe and careful hands.

Oral health care and cosmetic aesthetics is our speciality. We receive many customers and dental referrals from other local practices, who are unable to provide the same level or standard of care often seen in the results of our cosmetic procedures. Please contact us today to book your next appointment.

Dental Hygiene and Appointment Booking FAQs

A typical dental hygiene appointment usually lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. However, the duration may vary based on individual oral health needs.

A dental hygiene appointment is a preventive oral care session provided by a licensed dental hygienist. It involves thorough cleaning, removal of plaque and tartar, oral health assessments, and personalised advice for maintaining optimal oral hygiene.

During a dental hygiene appointment, the dental hygienist will perform a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth, including scaling and polishing. They will also assess your oral health, provide education on proper oral hygiene practices, and may recommend additional treatments based on your individual needs.

The cost of a dental hygiene appointment can vary depending on factors such as location, the dental clinic, and specific services provided. It is advisable to contact our clinic directly or check our pricing page for accurate and up-to-date information on dental hygiene appointment costs.

It is generally recommended to schedule a dental hygiene appointment every three to six months. However, individuals with specific oral health concerns may need more frequent visits. Your dental hygienist will advise you on the optimal frequency based on your individual needs.

Many dental insurance plans cover dental hygiene appointments as part of preventive care. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any associated costs. Our clinic also works with various insurance plans, and we can assist you in navigating your coverage.

In most cases, a referral is not required for a dental hygiene appointment. You can schedule an appointment directly with our clinic. If you have specific dental concerns, our team will work collaboratively with dentists or specialists as needed.

Yes, you can easily book a dental hygiene appointment online through our website. Our user-friendly online booking system allows you to choose a convenient time slot and provides instant confirmation. If you have any questions or prefer to book over the phone, our reception team is also available to assist you.

Patient Stories

Explore stories from our previous clients, who came to us to feel more confident with their smile.

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Jo had an existing veneer, and some other aesthetic goals she was able to achieve with Dr Sam Jethwa.

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Harriet’s smile was making her lose confidence at work. Our dentists were able to bring her confidence back.

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Marlon was sent to Dr Sam Jethwa by his own dentist, because of a complex bite issue that was getting him down.

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