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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.

Cavities

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.

Periodontitis

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.

Abscesses

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.

Gingivitis

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.

  • Chris Ward

    Jul 13,2024

    Quick, efficient helpful and friendly. Create a good atmosphere for their patients. Highly recommended.

  • L Zhang

    Jul 12,2024

    Erum and Lailaa are so professional and friendly. Erum explained everything in detail ,and very gentle when delivering dental care.Super good team! Five star service for the receptionest as well.

  • Nicholas Randle

    Jul 12,2024

    Excellent, couldn't ask for more very caring and professional.

  • Bribeck Brian Gower

    Jul 11,2024

    Dental check-up. Great service, friendly, informative. Prompt appointment time.

  • Tes K

    Jul 11,2024

    Professional and lovely practice. The Dentist and the nurse I saw were very friendly and informative. Highly recommend

  • Stella Ngerem

    Jul 5,2024

    The dentist doctor was kind and professional

  • Rob Trafford

    Jul 5,2024

    Have been using this practice for 30 years always well run and very good staff.

  • Jane Brain

    Jul 5,2024

    Found them to be very helpful and always ready to hear what you feel about your treatment

  • Wayne Blunden

    Jul 5,2024

    Friendly staff, professional dentist, booked in one day, next day having filling, only slight query was my teeth didn't get a clean. Maybe there was a reason for that. Idk. Anyways tooth feeling much better. Thanks. Wayne.

  • shirley anderson

    Jul 5,2024

    Nice and clean. Really friendly staff. Very polite.

  • Eleanor Mapperson

    Jul 5,2024

    My experience was very good. And went extremely well

  • Amanda Cartwright

    Jul 4,2024

    Friendly and thorough check up.

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
SundayClosed