Oral Hygiene


Oral Hygiene

Enjoy a healthy smile – and learn how to keep it that way.

Oral Hygiene benefits

Natural, whiter smile

A professional deep clean, scale, and polish for a healthy, stain-free smile.

Long term health

A comprehensive education on keeping teeth and gums healthy for longer.

Non-invasive and inexpensive

All-natural process for a healthy mouth. An ideal base for cosmetic dentistry.

What is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene services maintain healthy mouths and prevent expensive dental problems. We keep teeth and gums in top condition, preventing plaque and tartar causing cavities and gum disease.

We also offer comprehensive advice for effective oral hygiene at home. To achieve your dream smile, look for your local practice now. 

How it works


Assessment and examination.

Our hygienist examines your teeth to assess your personal dental hygiene needs.



We thoroughly scale and remove plaque or tartar where your toothbrush can’t reach.



We perform a final clean and polish to remove any lingering or hard-to-remove stains.



We offer diet, lifestyle, and practical advice for keeping your teeth health and in good condition.


Maintenance and follow-up.

Maintain these skills for long-term oral hygiene at home and visit the hygienist regularly.

A word from our patients

We always want to make sure our patients have an exceptional experience and leave our practices with happy smiles. Here are some of our most recent success stories.

The service I received at Rodericks Dental Partners was amazing. They were there for me every step of the way and eased my worries.


Can’t my dentist do oral hygiene checks?

Yes – however, hygienists undertake particular training in this area, focusing on ensuring plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth and from below the gum line, where most damage is caused. And because we offer direct access hygiene appointments, you don’t need to see the dentist beforehand to get your hygiene treatment.

What treatments can the hygienist offer?

The hygienist will carry out a professional deep clean that removes disease-causing plaque and tartar from under and around the gum line. The hygienist is also qualified to advise you on the latest techniques and products for effective cleaning at home, as well as tips on diet, nutrition and lifestyle issues such as smoking and alcohol intake.

Can I do anything to prevent oral hygiene problems occurring?

Maintaining a rigorous cleaning programme at home is vital if you want to minimise hygienist appointments. Our hygienist will give you advice and tips not only about how to clean your teeth, but also about diet and general lifestyle.

Does it hurt to get a scale and polish?

Not usually, though if your gums are very sensitive the hygienist can use anaesthetic gel to alleviate any discomfort.

How often should I see my hygienist?

If you have good oral health, we generally recommend seeing the hygienist twice a year. If you’ve had dental implants or tooth restorations, you may be required to visit more frequently to ensure plaque is being kept under control effectively around your prosthetic restorations. If you suffer from periodontitis, you may need to attend up to four times a year, depending on your individual dentition. In all cases, your hygienist will advise you of the appropriate.

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