Oral hygiene is essential for good oral health. It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regime to reduce your risk of suffering from oral diseases such as gum disease and dental decay.

Oral health has a bearing on general health, as well as your appearance and it is incredibly important to look after your teeth and gums. This is not just to ensure that your teeth look healthy and you feel confident when you smile, but also to decrease your risk of developing potentially serious health conditions. A number of studies have linked poor oral health to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes and diabetes, so oral hygiene is perhaps even more important than ever before.

How can I benefit from seeing a dental hygienist?

Our expert dental hygienists in the city of London provide a range of preventative and hygiene treatments designed to tackle existing problems such as gum disease or bad breath and reduce the risk of issues occurring in the future. Our hygienists use intensive cleaning treatments to remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth and give the teeth a radiant and healthy glow.

Whether you have a high risk of developing gum disease, already have gum disease, have bad breath or simply want to enjoy a deep clean, seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis will prove extremely beneficial.

Oral hygiene tips

We recommend brushing twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time using fluoride toothpaste and flossing on a regular basis. We also advise avoiding snacking on sugary or acidic foods and drinks between meals and ensuring that you visit your dentist every six months for a routine check-up.


In the past, most patients only saw a dental hygienist when they were advised to by a dentist, usually because they had symptoms of gum disease; however, now, dental hygiene treatments are available to all and we highly recommend seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis. Our expert hygienists provide a range of services, from preventative treatments, such as sealants and fluoride varnish, to advice about giving up smoking and oral hygiene, and cleaning treatments, including scale and polish. The aim is to prevent oral health diseases and increase the chances of patients enjoying beautiful, healthy smiles. The benefits of seeing a dental hygienist are often clear for patients who have problems such as bad breath and tartar; however, there are also amazing advantages for patients who have good oral health. As well as helping to tackle existing problems, hygienists can help to prevent further issues, reduce the risk of disease and make the smile look more attractive. The cleaning treatments provided by hygienists are much more powerful than cleaning with a toothbrush at home and they remove plaque and tartar, eradicate surface stains and polish the teeth to give them a stunning healthy glow. Our hygienists are also on hand to answer any of your oral health questions and to help with issues related to oral health, such as diet and healthy eating and quitting smoking. Fighting gum disease is one of our priorities and our hygienists play a very important role in the management and prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease; they work alongside our Essex dentists to provide regular cleaning treatments, offer advice about maintaining good oral hygiene at home and ensure patients are free from pain.