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Brigstock Dental Practice & Implant Centre
97 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7JL
Brigstock Dental Practice & Implant Centre


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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygienist Treatment at Brigstock Dental & Implant Centre

We at Brigstock Dental have long term health and prevention at the heart everything that we do. We have built a dedicated hygiene room to ensure continuity of care and the importance of keeping healthy teeth and gums for life.

All about keeping your teeth clean, healthy & happy

Dental Hygiene

A hygienist can professionally clean your teeth above and below the gum, commonly known as scaling and polishing. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a hygienist, using specialist equipment.

A hygienist can help if:

  • You have stained teeth
  • You have gum disease
  • You struggle to maintain good dental hygiene
  • You need advice on keeping your teeth and gums healthy

When should I see a hygienist?

A hygienist's main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. Perhaps the most important part of their job is to show you the best ways to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish deposit that forms on your teeth when bacteria mixes with food and saliva. The bacteria in plaque produce chemicals that cause gum disease. In turn, this can lead to bleeding gums, gum shrinkage and ultimately tooth loss.

Meet our Dental Hygeinist team at Brigstock Dental


How can I book an appointment?

You can directly book online via this

Alternatively, you can call one our friendly reception team on 02086896171. Recent changes in UK regulations allow patients to book hygeinist appointments without needing to see a dentist first.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.