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Crescent Lodge Dental Practice Clapham


At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham, we believe dental hygiene to be one of the most important services we provide. Our team of dental hygienists – Kasia, Sorcha, Edyta, Maria and Marcia – have a mission: to ensure that your teeth and gums remain in optimal health.

To make things more convenient for you, we offer back-to-back dental health assessments and hygiene appointments, meaning you’ll receive thorough care from both dental professionals in a single visit. You’re welcome to visit our hygiene team as often as you like, without seeing a dentist first. You also don’t have to be a registered patient to visit our hygienists.

Our dental hygiene services are available from 8.30am – 7.30pm every weekday but Fridays last appointment would be 4.30pm and from 9am – 4.30pm on Saturdays. In order that you can visit at your convenience, we usually have 2 or 3 hygienists working at any one time.

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Maintaining Your Dental Health

Dental hygiene is a preventative measure and so we recommend regular appointments to keep your dental health at its best. Frequent visits allow us to keep an eye on the health of your gums and prevent any gum disease from spreading. Dental hygiene is also a crucial part of preventing bad breath.

During a hygiene appointment, your hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up in certain areas, such as in between your teeth. Your teeth will then be professionally cleaned with special equipment and a paste that adds extra sparkle. We’ll also use our intraoral cameras to show the true condition of your teeth and gums.

Crescent Lodge Dental Practice Clapham

“I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with the treatment I am receiving from Maria. I find her thorough and helpful. She has given me very good advice about looking after my mouth. This has resulted in a marked improvement in my dental health. I have recommended friends and family who are now seeing her too.”

An important aspect of our hygienists’ role is to show you how to look after your teeth and keep them free from plaque. You’ll be advised on the best brushing techniques and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes. Patients with a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or dental implant will also have specific hygiene needs that our hygienists will be happy to assist you with.

For more information about dental hygiene or to book a consultation with our dental hygienist in London, please contact us today! Call us on 020 7622 5333, email reception@dentistsw4.com or complete our contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hygiene appointments are integral to maintaining your dental health and keeping your teeth and gums clean. Your appointments will also allow us to treat the different stages of gum disease and prevent any other issues before they develop further.

It depends on the individual, some people are more prone to gum disease and some people find it harder to keep their teeth clean. If your oral hygiene is good, we recommend every 6 months, or if you are more prone, we recommend as often as every 3 months.

Gum disease is very common in the UK but it often goes unnoticed until it becomes severe. Common symptoms to look out for include a swollen and red appearance to the gums, and tenderness and bleeding while brushing. Another common sign is the receding of the gums, and the feeling that your teeth are becoming looser.

Hygiene appointments don’t usually cause any pain, but some patients experience some sensitivity. If you experience sensitivity, be sure to let our hygienists know, and they will try alternative methods that may reduce discomfort. In extreme cases, or where deeper cleaning is required, we can offer a topical anaesthetic that will numb the area and make treatment more comfortable.

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