Dental Hygiene in Hampstead, London

At Heath Street Dental we work with you to help you achieve great dental hygiene. This can ensure you have healthy gums, fresh breath and outstanding oral health.

Good dental hygiene is the key to good oral health. It is vital in eliminating gum disease and tooth decay, which can in some cases lead to tooth loss.

Scale & Polish

Maintaining an adequate dental hygiene regime at home is essential to help you prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. However, some parts of the mouth are difficult, if not impossible to reach. This is why regular dental hygiene treatment to remove plaque and calculus is vital. It can help to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Dental hygiene treatment will also remove stains due to smoking and dietary stains such as coffee or red wine.

An important aspect of your dental hygiene session involves your dentist supervising your hygiene at home. Sometimes people require a more tailored approach to hygiene due to the specific placement of their teeth. Your dentist will show you how best to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. They will advise on the best brushing technique and give you tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Subgingival Debridement (Deep Cleaning)

In more advanced cases of gum disease, deep cleaning beneath the gum-line may be required. This goes much deeper than a routine clean. Prior to the treatment your dentist may give you some local anesthetic to numb the area. This allows you to have a more comfortable experience.


If you have regular hygiene treatment twice a year, you may wish to consider joining our Denplan club. This allows you to have regular access to private dental care as part of a affordable payment plan. For example, our ‘Denplan Essentials’ plan has a small monthly fee, which covers your examinations, two hygiene sessions per year and you also receive a 10% discount off any treatment. Visit our Denplan page to find out more.

If you would like to book your next hygiene appointment at Heath Street Dental, contact us on 0207 813 5000 or simply use our Book Appointment form.

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