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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.

  • Marie Clarke

    Apr 13,2024

    Very good dentist practice and the dentist was very good and explained the treatment so 2 twice i been here and going back next week for follow up

  • Nicola Morris

    Apr 13,2024

    Friendly Dentist and no pushing for unnecessary treatments which was a relief from my previous Dentist. Nice friendly reception staff. Generally a good practice for anxious people as many of the reviews suggest. Accommodated a downstairs room for my check up as I'm currently on crutches - side note to this is that the practice is not disability friendly aside from that 1 downstairs consultation room (all other rooms are up a steep set of stairs and I was advised there is no lift). There is no parking and very uneven paving at the front which is a hazard for anyone with mobility difficulties. Practice is on a red route and double yellows so you have to walk from a nearby road (if dropped off there is an enormous pothole which damaged the car of the person who gave me a lift who'd tried to drop me off as close as possible) and the front door is not powered - it is a very heavy fire door meaning you struggle to push or pull with a stick/crutches or if you were in a wheelchair and want to remain independent - I struggled on the way in and the way out and noone was around to ask to help as the reception is some distance from the door. Only other comment was that the treatment room door was randomly opened and propped open during my check up and this wasn't explained or warned... I presumed it was an x-ray protocol but meant the room full of waiting patients all sat there and stared at me with things sticking out of my mouth which made me feel quite uncomfortable (especially when I was already very nervous to be there in the first place!).

  • Ann Chadwick

    Apr 12,2024

    Came into the Dentist to book an appointment for a check up, the receptionist said there was a slot at 3,20pm the same day, I was seen the same day and received a professional service.

  • Derek Watkins

    Apr 12,2024

    This was an appointment to check a dental abcess that turned out not to be an abcess but ulceration caused by my partial denture rubbing my gum. Dr Belim gave me good advice and told me how to treat the problem and said he would see me in a month's time. I was seen promptly and the whole experience was a pleasant one.

  • CoDZILLAAA

    Apr 12,2024

    So happy with how my teeth look now.I won’t be shying away from photos anymore now I have my confidence back.thank you to the amazing dentists at Longfellow Road

  • Michael Harris

    Apr 12,2024

    Very efficient.Andrew is very thorough and explains treatment very clearly.No complaints at all.

  • Nicholas Williams

    Apr 12,2024

    Reception as friendly as usual. New crown fitted with the wonderful Anastasia. No pain. Really took her time. Chatted about what was happening and kept me calm. I seriously can’t recommend Cheaton (the boss) and his brilliant staff enough. Keep up the good work Longfellow!

  • David James

    Apr 6,2024

    Went to the dental practice for the first time this week and anit had any work done yet but was very impressed with the way they spoke to me plus plus the price was fantastic to so starting my treatment next week ps must say now been going there every week for the past three and I’m no fan of a dentist buy any means but this practice has changed my mind completely the work I’ve had done no pain and so impressed with the way they work only got a few appointments left and I’m done truly this dentist has made a massive difference to my life I can’t thank them enough honestly if your after a dentist that makes a difference does what they say the prices are great give them a ring you would nt regret it fantastic dentist ten out of ten in my eyes

  • Leslie Ashford

    Apr 6,2024

    Excellent service. Crown came out.Phoned for appointment & had it replaced the following day.

  • Emmeline McChleery

    Apr 5,2024

    Really good service - clear explanations and no unnecessary treatment

  • Diane Hall

    Apr 4,2024

    Always get good service here

  • Jeanie Rollins

    Apr 4,2024

    My Dentist is amazing

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