Visiting a dental hygienist at regular intervals can reduce the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Dental hygienist can also reduce the risk of developing heart and Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting a dental hygienist not only helps to maintaining a good oral health but also assist you in keeping a good general health. Removing the tartar and plaque and showing you the correct way for effective brushing and flossing with minimal risk of damage to the teeth and the gum are the main work of a dental hygienist.

Importance of visiting A DENTAL HYGIENIST

Build up of plaque, calculus and germs on the teeth causes a whole range of dental and general health problems. Bad breath (halitosis), gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontitis (irreversible gum disease) are some of the common dental problems that affect people. Dental hygienist can help with prevention or stabalising the gingivitis, bad breath and more serious issues like irreversible gum disease, known as periodontitis. Treatment by dental hygienist can also improve the the general health of a person by reducing the risk of developing heart diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.

In more recent years some studies have shown a very strong correlation between having gum disease and development of Alzheimer’s disease in later life. Many of the bacteria and their products associated with common type of gum disease have been found to be present in the brain of the individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Visiting dental hygienist to improve oral health can benefit individual in ways that may not have been recognised before.

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rating star icon LondonAs always the best treatment; on this occasion a visit to hygienist followed by dental check up. I have been going to Dr. Clarke since 1977 as he takes the greatest care of his dental patients. The work he has done has always been of the highest standard possible and he always offers intelligent solutions. Since moving to Wales I still return to Bayswater for my dental treatment. I did have to have emergency treatment in Wales and the dentist was highly respectful of the work done by Dr Clarke. In fact I think he was in awe!
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Colin Giles
Colin Giles

2 weeks ago

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rating star icon LondonHad my wisdom tooth out, was the quickest and least painful dental procedure ever. Melanie and the dental assistant were so patient. Constantly letting me know exactly what was going on and checking that I couldn’t feel anything. Would recommend everybody to use this dentist practice!

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Candice Blackburn
Candice Blackburn

a month ago

In addition to cleaning the teeth and removing the deposits, the role of a dental hygienist is to further motivate and show how to maintain a good oral health based on your individual needs. Remember more teeth are lost due to gum disease than tooth decay.

One more reason for seeing a dental hygienist is to simply enjoy the therapeutic effect of the treatment that would make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. When your mouth feels good, you feel healthy and more revitalised. We offer dental hygienist services in our clinic and you can fix up an appointment with one of our dental hygienists. You do not need to see a dentist before seeing a dental hygienist.

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One of the most important roles of a dental hygienist is to demonstrate the correct methods of brushing and flossing. The wrong brushing technique can result in irreparable gum recession and cause tooth cavities. Modifies Bass Technique (click to see the video) is one of the most effective method of brushing with minimal risk of damage to gum and teeth.

Flossing once a day is an important part of having a good oral hygiene. Flossing removes plaque from the spaces in between the teeth where tooth brush cannot not get into. Using the correct method of flossing is essential not only in removing the plaque effectively, but also to ensure that you do not damage the gum.



Regular visits to a dental hygienist will help improve your dental health and prevent periodontal (gum) disease, bleeding gums and dental decay (caries).


Yes, dental hygienists who have received training in teeth whitening procedure can do the job.


It is extremely unlikely that a dental hygiene clean procedure can damage the teeth.


Dental hygiene clean is not automatically a painful experience.


Dental hygienists cannot extract teeth or do permanent fillings either.


Regular visits to a dental hygienist can give you the confidence of a good breath. We offer the least painful methods of teeth cleaning to give that wonderful refreshed feeling using the very latest equipment including Air Polishing Machines, which gently remove unsightly staining without damaging your teeth.

Diet advice, fluoride application, fissure sealants and oral hygiene instruction are all part of our programme of prevention of various dental problems.


If you get the feeling that your teeth and gums are not as clean as they could be even though you have just brushed them, you are probably right. It is time to consult a dental hygienist. Plaque is a nearly colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth. Formed from salivary proteins, bacteria and partly digested food particles, it lies hidden in hard to reach places between your teeth and gums.

Plaque bacteria make your gums tender and swollen, which eventually leads to chronic gum disease. If left untreated, this can progress to the loss of the bone which holds the teeth firmly in the jaws. This can lead to loosening and loss of the affected teeth.

The bacteria showering into the bloodstream can weaken the immune system and are recognised as contributory factors in other health problems, especially in cardiovascular diseases.

People generally tend to see the hygienist more frequently than their dentist to experience the sense of refreshment and rejuvenation each visit brings. A dental hygienist would check the soft tissues of the mouth during every visit and they have a good chance to notice any abnormalities at very early stages. This can help in early diagnosis of many oral health complications such as oral cancer, where early diagnosis is vital.

You will now realise why it is so critical to thoroughly remove the dental plaque everyday by brushing and flossing your teeth. This prevents the buildup of calculus (tartar) and reverses gum inflammation and bleeding, leading to a healthy mouth and a healthier YOU.


Correct brushing techniques are important to maintain your teeth well. Make sure you choose a small headed, medium strength brush that has a comfortable handle for good grip. These features help you to place the brush head onto the correct place on the tooth and gum to be effective.

Place the filaments of the brush at the neck of the tooth, pointing into the gum area and use very short “wiggling” movements to dislodge plaque from the stagnation areas at the gum margins around the necks of the teeth. Use small movements and gentle pressure – do not wear the teeth away! Be systematic in cleaning all of the surfaces of all the teeth. You may find that a “pen grip” minimises the use of excessive force. The dental hygienist can help you with the correct brushing techniques.


When used correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions, these brushes can be very efficient at cleaning. There are two main types of power brush; the Electric Toothbrush and the Ultrasonic Toothbrush.

a. Electric Toothbrushes

These have the size and comfort characteristics of a good manual brush and additionally have a powered oscillating and rotating action, which for many people makes the task of effective plaque removal much easier. You are not required to make the small brushing movements; the programmed brush movement does the work for you. But you need to apply the correct pressure and put the brush into all the right places – at the tooth / gum margins.

b. Ultrasonic Toothbrushes

Ultrasonic toothbrushes use a microprocessor to create a sonic brushing frequency of 31,000 gentle brush strokes a minute. The combination of direct bristle contact and “dynamic fluid forces” created by the sonic waves produces a powerful cleaning effect to remove plaque bacteria in the hard to reach places between the teeth and below the gum line.

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rating star icon LondonGreat customer service and well-experienced dental surgeons. I was able to book a Saturday appointment after feeling a large bump on my gum on Monday. There was a longer-than usual wait time the day of the appointment and the receptionist was very accommodating and agreed to call me once the doctor was done. I live very close so went home for 15 minutes, hung my laundry, and got the call to come back.

It turned out I needed a tooth extraction as my last wisdom tooth was starting to break through. The dentist assured me he was a specialist in tooth extractions, and he is! Even the needle full of numbing agent was so fast I could barely feel it. The entire process, from me getting into the chair to them finishing the procedure (including taking x-rays) only took 45 minutes—the epitome of quick and painless at the dentist! They were also very accommodating and provided me OTC anti-inflammatory pills to save me a trip to Boots. I required no antibiotics, healed well, and my stitches fell out on schedule after 10 days. Highly recommend Bayswater Dental. :)

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Toni Chan
Toni Chan

5 months ago

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rating star icon LondonOwing to an upbringing in Scotland many years ago (pre Fluoride) and years of travelling as well as an injury to my jaw from a climbing accident, I have had to see well over 20 dentists in the course of my life. I have experience of dentists in several countries and work has included implants as well as other quite complex work. When I visited Dr Vahid at Bayswater, he drew up a comprehensive plan, which included some cosmetic work as I wanted to look my best for my marriage a few months ago. Not only did he explain every stage of the plan but he listened carefully to what I wanted or thought I wanted and adapted accordingly. His cosmetic work was superb and the other work that he did on dentistry that was failing was the best I have ever experienced. He has an engineering background as well as being a very experienced dentist; moreover, he explains extremely well and clearly works to the highest standard. The support staff are also very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend Dr Vahid as highly as possible.

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Tom Ogilvie-Graham
Tom Ogilvie-Graham

a month ago