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Dental Hygienist Coventry

Prevention is Better than Cure – Dental Hygiene

Here at Binley Woods Dentistry, we like to place the focus on prevention and therefore encourage our patients to take full advantage of our professional dental hygienist in Coventry.

Dental Hygienist in CoventryDental hygiene is a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums and can help protect against the need for extensive treatment in the future. At Binley Woods Dentistry, our team is dedicated to providing a preventive approach to dentistry and our hygienists work alongside our dentists to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.

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The essentials of a healthy mouth lead to a healthy smile. Ensure your gums remain in optimum health with our extended appointment for thorough scaling, and leave your mouth feeling minty fresh with our prophy paste polish. Also designed for the management and control of gum disease with tailored oral hygiene advice.

30-minute appointment £63
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Leave your teeth visibly revitalised with our deep cleansing treatment using our Piezon scaler to remove impurities and tartar build up. Finish off with our painless polish using the ProphyFlex air flow, with a powder of pearls designed to remove any superficial stains typically caused by diet.

30-minute appointment £79
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Reinvigorate your smile with a deep-cleansing scale followed by a jet wash of our powder of pearls from our ProphyFlex Airflow, focusing on the removal of those stubborn dietary and nicotine stains for a fresher, brighter smile. Plump the pout with our Perk™ lip service which exfoliates and perfectly primes lips with key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract.

40-minute appointment £89
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An extensive appointment using our expertise to treat gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss. The appointment will include careful assessment with in-depth charting of the gums and professional deep-cleansing to remove bacterial deposits inflaming the supporting structures of the teeth.

60-minute appointment £125
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Maintain a healthy smile with our ongoing expert advice and the removal of plaque, impurities and debris around your appliance, reducing the risk of being left with gum disease. Exhibit your bright smile with our deep cleaning of any residual stain built up around your braces.

30-minute appointment £60
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A programme developed for children to teach them how to clean their teeth so they learn to maintain a beautiful smile throughout their life. With our bespoke dietary advice, oral hygiene instructions and scale and polish, this will encourage children to form dental habits from a young age in a positive environment.

30-minute appointment £35

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is oral hygiene important?

Regular visits to the hygienist, an important supplement to regular checkups, are necessary to help you maintain good oral health. Having made an assessment of your condition the hygienist will recommend an appropriate treatment interval.

Can I see my dentist for oral hygiene checks?

Dentists are of course fully qualified in all aspects of oral hygiene, but our hygienists have completed special training, meaning they focus on ensuring plaque and tartar are removed from both on the teeth themselves and from below the gum line where most damage can be caused.

How can I do prevent oral hygiene problems occurring?

A rigorous home hygiene programme is essential if you want to minimise hygienist appointments. Our hygienist will advise you and give you tips about how to clean your teeth, as well as about diet and general lifestyle.

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by a number of factors, but is most commonly the result of poor oral hygiene. Persistent bad breath can be caused by more serious conditions such as periodontitis.

How can I prevent bad breath?

Brush and floss your teeth regularly, using a no alcohol mouthwash and cleaning your tongue will all help reduce the instances of bad breath. You should also cut down or stop smoking and drinking alcohol.

What if my problem persists?

Regular visits to the hygienist and the dentist will identify whether there are any deeper problems which are the cause of your bad breath. We will assess your condition and develop a treatment regime to help overcome the problems.

What causes gingivitis?

Gum disease, or gingivitis, is caused by a build-up of plaque, which forms daily on the surface of your teeth and gums. If plaque is not removed it builds up over time and forms what is known as tartar. At this stage brushing at home cannot remove the tartar and if left will cause gum irritation and often leads to bleeding.

How can I avoid gum disease?

Brush and floss daily to help prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, but regular visits to the hygienist are essential so that any tartar that remains can be removed before it causes any damage.

What happens if gum disease is left uncontrolled?

Uncontrolled gum disease can be serious. If the symptoms of swollen and bleeding gums are ignored, the gums can start to erode and the teeth will lose support and possibly fall out. This is known as periodontitis, a disease which can be controlled and limited but not cured.

Is there a link between gum disease and heart disease?

There is some evidence to suggest that people with serious gum disease are more prone to heart disease, stroke and diabetes, but few people are aware of these links. Maintaining a good level of oral hygiene should be part of your approach to improve overall health.

How does tooth decay occur?

Tooth decay is a natural result of eating and drinking anything that contains sugars or reacts with plaque on your teeth to form acids. Having sugary snacks or drinks between meals is particularly harmful as the acids have no time to neutralise.

How can I prevent cavities through dental hygiene session?

Brushing your teeth regularly will help you avoid tooth decay. Minimising the number of times you eat between meals will also help. Routine check-ups and having x-rays will also allow us to see whether there are any early signs of decay present in your teeth.

What can be done for tooth decay?

If it’s not too advanced, we will be able to remove it and fill the tooth – usually with a tooth-coloured filling. If the decay is more serious, we may need to perform root canal treatment.

Should I worry about mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer is increasingly common and can affect anyone of any age. Most cases are linked to alcohol and tobacco intake and the risk increases exponentially if these two factors are combined.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer usually appears as a mouth ulcer which doesn’t heal within three weeks. Red or white patches inside the mouth can also be an indication.


In addition to benefiting your overall health, by helping to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, maintaining healthy teeth and gums helps improve your appearance. Regular cleaning keep your teeth free of tartar and plaque build-up and also remove surface stains. Keeping your gums healthy will help prevent gingivitis and receding gums, ensuring your smile is the image of health.

Last but not least, dentists at Binley Woods Dentistry are able to monitor your oral health and look out for signs of any developing problems. We routinely screen for mouth cancer in our patients, which takes less than 2 minutes and is completed as part of your routine hygienist appointment.