Dental Hygiene in Oxford Road, Reading

Preventative Dentistry

Dental Hygiene

Visiting a dental hygienist is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy long term. Studies show that people who visit the hygienist are much less likely to lose their teeth from gum disease than those that don't.

Gum disease is entirely preventable. Its treatment will include regular visits seeing the dental hygienist for treatment and working with us to help improve and maintain your dental health. Frequency and intervals of appointments will be discussed with you.

Making an appointment with our dental hygienist is easy, please ask our reception team.

Important patient information

Fees for the hygienist are taken in full at the time of booking. Please be aware that should you fail to attend your appointment or give less than 24 hours notice to cancel or change your booking, the full amount will be charged and you will need to pay again to make a new booking.


Classic Scale & Polish

A scale removes traces of plaque and hard tartar which cannot be removed by simply brushing alone. The polishing stage helps to clean your teeth and helps remove stains which may have been caused by smoking, red wine, coffee, tea etc.


MegaClean with AIR-FLOW®

The Ultimate In Stain Removal! This option includes a classic scale and polish but also incorporates air polishing using AIR-FLOW® during the polishing stage. This works by using water pressure to deliver a controlled stream of sodium bicarbonate. These fine particles of powders are propelled by compressed air in a warm spray and directed onto the surfaces of the teeth effectively removing surface stains, plaque and other soft deposits such as food particles trapped in between the teeth.

Air polishing will not scratch the tooth surface therefore it causes no damage.

If you have excessive staining on your teeth, recently had a brace removed or have a special occasion coming up, why not treat yourself to our MegaClean with AIR-FLOW® service to brighten and freshen your smile with instant and visible results.

*Please be aware you may experience minor gum irritation following cleaning.

*A classic Scale & Polish includes the removal of traces of plaque and hard tartar which cannot be removed by simply brushing alone and a polishing stage helping to clean your teeth and remove staining which may have been caused by smoking, foods, red wine, coffee, tea etc.

If you do suffer from any form of gum disease seeing the Dental Hygienist every 3-6 months is an important part of keeping your teeth long term.

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Dental Hygiene

Are you brushing correctly?

Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth.

Move systematically around the mouth.

Remember to clean the inside surfaces and the biting surfaces.

Dont forget behind the top and bottom teeth.

A good technique will take 2 minutes.

Dental Hygiene

Are you flossing?

Debris accumulates between the teeth.

If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form.

Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed.

Work the floss gently under the gum.

Please note:

Hygienist Appointments -All appointments booked with our Dental Hygienists are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

To avoid wasted clinical time, late arrivals, short notice cancellations (less than one full working days’ notice) or a missed Hygienist appointments are charged at the FULL hygiene session rate.