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Dedicated to the best in dentistry
RP Advanced Dental and Implant Centre
156a Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 2AT
Contact us on 020 7722 4405

Dental Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is the key to good dental health and vital in eliminating gum disease and decay which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Our highly trained hygienists work with you and your dentist to ensure healthy gums, fresh breath and outstanding oral health.

The hygienist's main role is to prevent gum disease by professionally cleaning your teeth, a process called scaling and polishing. They carefully remove any build-up of plaque or hard deposits of calculus (tartar) below and above the gum using manual or ultrasonic instruments.

Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

An important aspect of the hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Maintaining a good dental hygiene regime at home is essential to helping prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar. However, some parts of the mouth are difficult if not impossible to reach and regular dental hygiene treatment is vital to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Your RP Advanced Dental and Implant Centre hygienist will also give you advice about your daily maintenance routine so that you can keep your mouth in tip-top condition.