Dental Services

Hygiene Services

A clean, happy and healthy mouth for life

We believe in two key steps to keeping your smile on track! Regular visits to your dentist or hygienist, and a good oral health care routine at home. It’s important to look after your overall hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent dental problems before they arise in the future.

What is Hygiene Services?

Hygiene Services are provided by our hygienists or oral health therapists after examining your mouth to assess your teeth and gums.

Your hygiene services include;

  • The removal of any bacteria and plaque from above and below the gum surfaces
  • A professional clean and polish
  • A detailed examination to check for any signs of gum disease

Our Maven hygienists are highly trained and enthusiastic about educating you on the most effective way to maintain your oral hygiene standards. We do this by making sure we work with you to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Your hygienist can show you the best way to care for your teeth at home and advise on aspects of dental hygiene including healthy habits. Contact your local Maven Dental practice to book a hygiene appointment today.

Need to know

Appointments

1 appointment at least every 6 months, or as advised by your dentist or hygienist

How long it takes?

Hygiene treatments take around 60 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your normal oral care routine at home

Before your appointment

No special preparation needed

After your appointment

Maintain good oral hygiene habits between appointments

Quick tip

Your hygienist will give you advice about daily dental care like teeth brushing and flossing techniques.

FAQs

The cost of hygiene services varies across practices and depends on the treatment necessary in the appointment. When you visit your dental practice, they will let you know the price of hygiene services and advise any treatment necessary.

You shouldn’t experience any pain during your hygiene appointment. It is normal to feel some discomfort during the services. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, discuss with your hygienist first.

To maintain healthy teeth and gums, we recommend that you visit your Maven clinician and dental hygienist at least every 6 months. This helps to diagnose and prevent future issues and keep a check on your oral hygiene.

You have bacteria in your mouth, even if you have a daily oral care routine at home. Plaque is formed when this bacteria mixes with food and proteins in your mouth. If plaque stays on your teeth, it can harden into tartar and cannot be removed in your home routine. This is when it needs to be carefully scraped off to prevent further damage to the enamel or outer layer of your teeth or to the gums. Regular removal can prevent tooth decay, receding gums and gum disease.