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The foundation of a healthy smile

Dental hygiene and gum care

Hygiene and gum care in 60 seconds

  • Professional teeth scaling and polishing
  • Oral hygiene counselling
  • Treatments to prevent gum disease

No deposit, 0% interest payment plans available

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Cost

£105

(under age 16)

£135

(age 16 and over)

per 45 minute session

Our dental hygienists

Larsa Shino
Jessica Stirrop

What happens at a hygiene appointment?

Visiting a dental hygienist is an important part of a healthy smile routine.

Dental hygienists are well-trained in preventative dental care, and they are eager to share and explain what they know so that you can apply their knowledge and experience to your own oral hygiene routine.

The hygienist will scale your teeth to remove dental calculus, polish them, check your gums for signs of inflammation, alert you to areas where you need to brush and floss more and provide preventative treatments like topical fluoride application.

I have been with Dr Frankl and Larsa, the lovely hygenist for many years, as has my whole family, including both daughters and my husband. Personally, I feel we are in superb hands - the hygenist has been brilliant, for preventative measures, Dr Frankl has been fabulous in advising and treating us all.  I have no hesitation in recommending the Lotus Clinic. Post Covid we have all been to the hygenist and everything is spotless. A wonderful, safe, highly professional and happy environment!!

Delia Gascoigne

Gum therapy at Lotus Dental Clinic

Do you have receded gums or a gummy smile?

We offer gum reconstruction and laser surgery to change the shape of your gum line and give your smile a more balanced appearance.

Deep cleanings are another key element of gum care. When tartar and bacteria build up on the roots of your teeth, this can lead to an infection that triggers inflammation in your gums. The inflammation can spread to the bone in your jaw and make it break down, resulting in a condition called periodontitis (gum disease).
 
To prevent this infection from getting out of hand, we offer deep cleanings at Lotus Dental Clinic. In a deep cleaning, the hygienist will lightly anaesthetise your gums with a numbing gel and then use special instruments to remove infected debris and tartar from the roots of your teeth.

As an additional line of defence against periodontal disease, our hygienists may also administer a localised medicament called PerioChipⓇ. This small biodegradable chip is gently inserted between the gum tissue and the tooth root in an area affected by gum disease. Typically placed after a deep cleaning, this chip will gradually dissolve and release a non-antibiotic cleansing agent that kills remaining bacteria and prevents the growth of new harmful microbes. 

In the event that you need more involved treatment to restore your gum health, Lotus Dentist Dr Emanuele Clozza is qualified to perform advanced periodontal surgery.

Commonly asked questions about dental hygiene and gum care

Can I clean my own teeth at home?

You can safely clean your teeth at home with a toothbrush and floss, but those tools cannot remove tenacious dental calculus. If you try to chip away at the hard deposits using sharp tools, you could slip and end up cutting your mouth or damaging a tooth.

It is much better to see a dental hygienist for a safe and thorough cleaning with the appropriate tools. If you are struggling to prevent tartar buildup, ask your dental hygienist about what you can do to slow down tartar accumulation between cleanings.

How do I know if I have gingivitis?

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, and you may have it if your gums bleed when you brush or floss. Gums experiencing gingivitis may be puffy, tender and bright red. Gingivitis can be aggravated by hormones, but the key factor behind the infection is a lack of good oral hygiene. You could potentially have gingivitis if you do not brush and floss your teeth regularly.

Fortunately, a dental hygienist can help you reverse the effects of gingivitis and get your oral health back on-track.

What causes gum recession?

Gums can shrink away from teeth for several reasons including gingivitis, tension from crooked teeth, ageing or even in reaction to a dental crown. If you have noticed some gum recession, one of our hygienists can work with you to help you identify and address the cause.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

You should plan to have a professional cleaning once or twice per year, but your hygienist may recommend more appointments or fewer ones depending on your gum health needs.

What is crown lengthening?

The ‘crown’ is the visible part of your tooth that you can see above the gum line. If you need to have a tooth restored with a dental crown restoration or dental veneer but your tooth is too short, then you can have your crown ‘lengthened’. This is a minor surgical procedure in which excess gum and bone tissue around your tooth are trimmed down so that your tooth’s crown appears longer.

Ready for your new smile?

Send us your details and we will contact you to arrange a date and time for your appointment

I have been with Dr Frankl and Larsa, the lovely hygenist for many years, as has my whole family, including both daughters and my husband. Personally, I feel we are in superb hands - the hygenist has been brilliant, for preventative measures, Dr Frankl has been fabulous in advising and treating us all.  I have no hesitation in recommending the Lotus Clinic. Post Covid we have all been to the hygenist and everything is spotless. A wonderful, safe, highly professional and happy environment!!

Delia Gascoigne

Have a question or want to know more?

opening times

Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday

10am - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

find us

943 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London
NW11 7PE

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