Dental Hygiene London
Dental Hygiene London

For Gum Health

Dental Hygiene

Foods containing sugars and starch can contribute to plaque on the teeth. This sticky substance can harbour bacteria which produces the acids that attack the tooth’s enamel, and may even develop on the roots within the gum. Over time, a buildup of plaque on the gums can lead to bad breath, receding gums and loose teeth. 

From a young age we are encouraged to practice good oral hygiene which helps to remove plaque from the teeth and gums. This consists of brushing the teeth twice a day, building up to regular flossing and using mouthwash as we get older. 

Booking an appointment with one of our clinicians can help to improve the health of your teeth and gums, as well as receiving advice to improve your self-care. Regular visits to your dentist are an essential part of your dental hygiene regime, as early identification of developing concerns can ensure treatment is started at an early stage, which helps to prevent the situation becoming more advanced. 

At a Glance

Treatment Time

1 - 2 hours

Result

Cleaner, healthier teeth

Downtime

None

Longevity

Long-term results

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a manual or an electric toothbrush?

The toothbrush you choose to use is your decision. However, research has shown that electric toothbrushes can often remove plaque from the teeth and gums more effectively. People who use electric toothbrushes have generally been found to have healthier gums and less tooth decay. Square Mile’s clinicians can demonstrate the best way to clean your teeth.

Which foods are high-risk for causing the build-up of plaque?

Fizzy drinks, sweets, citrus fruit and starchy foods – such as bread and pasta – can contribute to the build-up of plaque on the teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will often recommend limiting these types of food when improving your oral health – along with a good daily dental health routine. 

What shall I do if my gums feel sore?

If you have any concerns about your teeth and gums, we would advise that you arrange a check-up with one of Square Mile’s clinicians. Our thorough assessments can help to identify and diagnose any concerns, and provide advice for improving your dental health. 

What if I find that flossing is too difficult?

Flossing is a great way of cleaning between the gums and around the gumline, however, not all people find this is easy to do. There are other ways that you can clean between the teeth, for example: using interdental brushes, a water flosser, a floss holder or dental tape.

Price from £120 1 hour appointment

funding your treatment

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It’s not just our patients who realise our distinction. We also have recognition from a number of awarding bodies.

Testimonials

Dave Cook
Dave Cook
18/10/2022
Elaine is an excellent dentist, great orthodontist. Is caring and attentive.
Rosalind Rowe
Rosalind Rowe
13/10/2022
The team at Square Mile Dental Centre are outstanding. Under Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Nikhil Sethi's excellent care, my gum condition is now greatly improved and my confidence has returned. Dr Elaine Mo and Dental Nurse, Shazna Begum have provided highly skilled, encouraging and patient support with teeth straightening using invisalign. I can't recommend this team highly enough.
Andrew Blair
Andrew Blair
12/10/2022
As always, superb service at Square Mile. Everyone puts you at ease, and the treatment is first class. Thank you!
Ieva Zu
Ieva Zu
06/10/2022
Always top level service
Sahana Shetty
Sahana Shetty
05/10/2022
I had a great experience with Dr Ankeet Shah, Hygienist Lana and the reception staff. Everyone was friendly and the quality of service was really high.
Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey
05/10/2022
Dental treatment and care delivered by a team exuding professionalism.
Tarlton Parsons
Tarlton Parsons
26/08/2022
My wife and I have been patients of Dr Sanjay Sethi at Square Mile Dentist for several years and can't recommend him and his practice highly enough. Their work is excellent, the always friendly and helpful and the overall value they provide is exceptional.
Meaghan Martin
Meaghan Martin
04/08/2022
Fantastic dental office. Clean, efficient and super helpful. Was very thankful for their help with an emergency veneer repair!! Highly recommend. Thanks Dr Ankeet!
Autistic Cabbage Savage
Autistic Cabbage Savage
07/07/2022
good staff and good people take care of you all the way. Shoot out to Lucy and Akee (sry for incorrect name)
Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard
02/06/2022
Fantastic dentistry. Been going for for years with anything from standard dental hygiene to major restorative dental work with results always of the highest standard. The team are all at the top of their game. They are always transparent and ensure any treatments plans are the most appropriate. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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