Hygienist Service in Colindale
Keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy
By paying attention to the health of your gums and your oral hygiene routine, our dental hygienists hope to reduce your chances of getting gum disease which is the number one cause for tooth loss. Hygienists will also help with bleeding gums, stained teeth, tooth decay, and bad breath.
You should aim to visit a hygienist twice a year, and this together with a thorough oral hygiene at home can help maintain maximum oral health.
Typical hygienist treatments at COCO Dental, Colindale
At COCO Dental our expert hygienists will carry out these common treatments:
Scaling and polishing your teeth.
This common and painless procedure is carried out to remove hardened plaque. It not only improves the look of your teeth, but prevents more plaque from forming
Removing stains from your teeth
A thorough clean and polish will usually take about 30 minutes. Removing stains makes your teeth look better and helps to keep them healthy. At COCO Dental we now offer the latest form of teeth cleaning – Airflow. This treatment combines the use of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to effectively remove heavy staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Airflow is a good option to consider if you have sensitive teeth as there is no direct contact with your teeth. As a thorough dental clean, Airflow makes a good alternative to teeth whitening too.
Checking your teeth for any signs of bleeding, swelling or inflammation
which are common signs for gum disease
Identifying and treating the different stages of gum disease
The first stage is known as gingivitis and is where gums become red and inflamed. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into periodontitis which is where the gums become further infected and tooth loss can occur
Making recommendations to your lifestyle and diet
which can have implications on the health of your teeth. This may include tips to stop smoking, eating different foods or giving recommendations about thorough brushing and flossing to prevent the build-up of plaque on your teeth
Frequently Asked Questions about Hygienist Service
How can I prevent gum disease?
Why are my teeth so heavily stained and what can I do about it?
What is periodontitis and can it be treated?
Cost of Hygienist Service
|New patient examination inc. x-rays||£20.00|
|Routine examination inc. x-rays||£20.00|
|Hygienist Scale & Polish||£75.00|
|Air Polisher (available with all hygiene treatments)||£25.00|
|Extended Hygiene Cleaning (per quarter - assessment needed)||£145.00|
- Friendly, professional & welcoming team
- Flexible appointment times
- Interest Free Finance to help spread the cost