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Dental Hygienist in Coventry

Protect your oral health and enjoy that dentist clean feeling with our bespoke dental hygienist cleanings. A professional scale and polish will clean those hard to reach areas and lift surface stains.

Regular visits to the dental hygienist will help to protect your oral health, keep your breath fresh and could even leave you with a brighter smile.

Our dental hygiene team is here to help make your journey to better oral health simple and stress-free. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about how to care for your teeth in addition to exploring potential treatment options that will enable you to smile with confidence. We recommend visiting the dental hygienist every 6-12 months to protect your teeth and gums.

What to expect during your dental hygiene visit

Every dental hygienist visit is different because the treatment plan will be unique to your needs. It typically starts with a discussion about your oral health concerns and a review of how you care for your teeth at home. Next, we will inspect your teeth and gums looking for signs of disease and decay. And finally, we will professionally clean your teeth using modern techniques. This can include manual tools to remove plaque and tartar build up, or air polishing to gently lift and flush away bacteria and surface stains.

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Common gum problems

Visits to the dental hygienist can protect your teeth and gums against the following common issues.

Bad Breath

The most common reason to visit the dental hygienist is to tackle bad breath. This can be the result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, or incorrect brushing technique. It can also be a sign of a more serious underlying issue, so it's important to get it checked.

Tooth Decay

Decay occurs when bacteria builds up on the tooth surface and eats away at the protective layer, leaving the soft pulp below exposed. This can lead to a range of painful conditions that could require fillings, root canal treatment or even extraction.


A cavity occurs when tooth decay progresses to the portion of tooth below the enamel. When left untreated, infection can spread throughout the tooth root and even infect the jaw bone. Regular hygienist cleanings will help to remove bacteria that leads to decay.


When bacteria is allowed to build up on the gum line, this can lead to inflamed and painful gums. If left untreated, the gums may recede and this can lead to tooth loss. Regular hygienist cleanings help to protect against periodontal disease.


An abscess occurs when the tip of the root becomes infected and a small sack of pus develops. This can be an incredibly painful condition that leads to swelling and intense pain in the cheek, jaw and neck. If left untreated, it can be dangerous.


This mild form of gum disease is often the first sign that something is amiss. It causes redness, soreness and inflammation in your gums. It can also cause your gums to bleed when you brush your teeth. Professional cleanings will help to manage the problem.

Benefits of regular hygiene cleanings

Not sure if this treatment is right for you? Dental hygiene cleanings offer a wide range of benefits and we've outlined some of them below. If you still have questions about the treatment, book a consultation with our team to learn more.

Removes plaque and tartare
Leaves you with fresh breath
Can lift surface staining
Protects your teeth and gums
Protects against decay

Meet our team

Our team includes specialist dentists, dental support staff and practice staff. We're all united in a goal to make high-quality dental care accessible, affordable and stress-free.

Meet the team
Team members - Longfellow Road Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question about your dental treatment? We've answered the most common questions below.

No, a dental hygiene appointment should not hurt. However, if you have sensitive teeth or gums, you may experience some discomfort during the cleaning process. Your dentist or hygienist will work carefully and gently to minimise any discomfort.

Ideally, you should see a dental hygienist every six months. This will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of plaque and tartar buildup. If you have a history of dental problems, you may need to see the dental hygienist more often.

Yes, we are proud to offer additional support to nervous patients. We understand that visiting the dentist can be daunting, and we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

  • Suzanne Hopwood

    Dec 2,2023

    I have just seen the hygienist who cleaned my teeth. I am so delighted with the result. I didn't know I have such pretty teeth. They are professionals and they worked hard to remove my terrible stains and plaque. I am nervous about attending a dentist practice but they were very kind and helpful. Cannot praise them enough. Thank you.

  • martyn leslie jones

    Dec 1,2023

    Great dentist. Excellent service 👍

  • Tony A

    Dec 1,2023

    Highly recommend 👌

  • RK Accounts

    Dec 1,2023

    Very professional service and duty of care, I think best dentist in the city

  • Tom Morgan

    Dec 1,2023

    Very good, dentists were very nice

  • A S

    Nov 30,2023

    Very good thank you! The staff are good and explained everything step by step. That was very helpful 🙂

  • Craig Lewis

    Nov 30,2023

    Excellent treatment and very prompt

  • Pamela Reeve

    Nov 24,2023

    The check up was undertaken and no treatment was necessary.

  • Aidan Watson

    Nov 24,2023

    Dentist was very professional. Took time to ask about my teeth and if I had any issues or concerns. Did a scale and polish which was very good and not uncomfortable, unlike other visits. Advised me on different toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Arranged further appointment quickly for other work needed. I am happy with the service. Thanks.

  • Yasathree Dissanayaka

    Nov 23,2023

    The doctor was so nice and helpful. He listened to us and explained every thing very well.

  • Katie Harley

    Nov 23,2023

    Was treated quickly and respectfully by all staff from start to finish.

  • Carole Canavan

    Nov 23,2023

    Needed to see a dentist quickly due to losing a tooth. Was offered an appointment 2 days later which I was grateful for. Managed to park in their small car park at the rear of the surgery. If this is full, there is free public parking in the underground car park at the Forum shops opposite. Only waited a couple of minutes before being called through to see the dentist who was friendly and helpful. She explained the options available to me and I made the decision to go down the cheapest route by having my small denture plate extended rather than a new one. Impressions were taken there and then and a further appointment booked for 12 days time for the fitting. Very pleased with the whole experience.

Contact our practice

Longfellow Road Dental Practice

2-4 Longfellow Road,
Coventry CV2 5HB

Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 6pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturday8am - 1pm