We aim to prevent problems from occurring rather than to restore after the problem has occurred.

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Following recent changes in legislation,

  • You can now book to see the hygienist without having to see the dentist first.  Seeing our hygienist only is not a substitute for a dental check-up!
  • Our hygiene treatment costs £59 for a 30 min session for adults and children >12 years of age.
  • £35 for children<12 years of age.
  • For advanced stain removal (smoking/ excessive tea/coffee, wine) there is additional £40 charge.

How often should I see the hygienist?

This varies according to you – your level of oral hygiene, your genetic susceptibility to decay or gum disease and any other habits you may have.

As a general rule, studies show that the optimal intervals are:

  • 6 Monthly –    if you have perfect, un-restored, un-crowded dentition with no susceptibility to gum disease
  • 4 Monthly–      if your mouth has fillings or crowns or a history of any dental disease
  • 2-3 Monthly – if you show high susceptibility due to dental disease. This could be due to; your dental history, genetics, dry mouth, pregnancy, braces, crowns or bridges, dentures or implants.

Should my child see the hygienist?

In preparation of the secondary (permanent/ adult) teeth, children should see a hygienist from the age of 6 to remove any harmful plaque and tartar, and to reinforce the correct brushing techniques.

Many children can be nervous about going to the dentist and have a greater susceptibility to dental decay and inflamed gums.

Diet and habit breaking advice will also be provided.

The correct interval for children is between 4-6 months, or 3 monthly if they are wearing a brace.

By providing good habits from a young age aids in having a problem free mouth in the future.

Call Vistara Smiles on 0203 581 7270 to book your appointment.

Saturday appointments available.