Hygienist Service in Colindale

Keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy

Whilst a dentist will look after the health of your teeth, a hygienist will focus more on the gums and jawbone. These are important because they form the foundation for your teeth and can affect your entire oral health.

By paying attention to the health of your gums and your oral hygiene routine, our dental hygienists hope to reduce your chances of getting gum disease which is the number one cause for tooth loss. Hygienists will also help with bleeding gums, stained teeth, tooth decay, and bad breath.

You should aim to visit a hygienist twice a year, and this together with a thorough oral hygiene at home can help maintain maximum oral health.

Typical hygienist treatments at COCO Dental, Colindale

At COCO Dental our expert hygienists will carry out these common treatments:

Scaling and polishing your teeth.

This common and painless procedure is carried out to remove hardened plaque. It not only improves the look of your teeth, but prevents more plaque from forming


Removing stains from your teeth

A thorough clean and polish will usually take about 30 minutes. Removing stains makes your teeth look better and helps to keep them healthy. At COCO Dental we now offer the latest form of teeth cleaning – Airflow. This treatment combines the use of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to effectively remove heavy staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine and smoking. Airflow is a good option to consider if you have sensitive teeth as there is no direct contact with your teeth. As a thorough dental clean, Airflow makes a good alternative to teeth whitening too.


Checking your teeth for any signs of bleeding, swelling or inflammation

which are common signs for gum disease


Identifying and treating the different stages of gum disease

The first stage is known as gingivitis and is where gums become red and inflamed. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into periodontitis which is where the gums become further infected and tooth loss can occur


Making recommendations to your lifestyle and diet

which can have implications on the health of your teeth. This may include tips to stop smoking, eating different foods or giving recommendations about thorough brushing and flossing to prevent the build-up of plaque on your teeth

Frequently Asked Questions about Hygienist Service

How can I prevent gum disease?
By visiting your dentist every 6 months to 1 year and by visiting your hygienist twice a year. Also, by thoroughly brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes every morning and every evening. Flossing will help to keep your gums clean too.
Why are my teeth so heavily stained and what can I do about it?
Teeth become stained through the food and drink that we consume. They may also get discoloured due to illness or trauma. If you eat a lot of spicy food or drink a lot of tea, coffee or red wine you may notice more staining. Your hygienist can give your teeth a thorough clean and polish to restore the natural colour to your teeth. Airflow is the latest cleaning technique which is gentle but very effective in removing stains.
What is periodontitis and can it be treated?
Periodontitis is the professional name for gum disease. It is usually caused by poor brushing or oral hygiene which allows plaque to build up on the teeth and infect the gums. Periodontitis can be treated if it hasn’t affected the teeth and too gums too seriously. Treatment involves a deep clean and removal of plaque. Sometimes antibiotics are needed to treat any infection.

Cost of Hygienist Service


Treatment Fee
New patient examination inc. x-rays £45.00
Routine examination inc. x-rays £30.00
OPG X-ray £35.00
Hygienist Scale & Polish £75.00
Air Polisher (available with all hygiene treatments) £30.00
Extended Hygiene Cleaning (per quarter – assessment needed) £145.00

Why choose Coco Dental Hygienist Service

  • Friendly, professional & welcoming team
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Interest Free Finance to help spread the cost

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