Dental Hygienists

hygienists in Bristol

Dental Hygienists in Bristol

Dental Hygienists

What is the role of a dental hygienist?

Dental Hygienists Fees

What are the dental hygiene appointment fees?

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Hygienist Services At Dental Touch Bristol

Here at the Dental Touch we believe that prevention is better than cure.

Our Highly skilled and experienced Hygienists, provide gentle yet thorough preventative care. This ensures potential problems are spotted early.

Your appointment would include:

  • Oral assessments (reviewing patients’ dental history, evaluating the condition of the gums, teeth and mouth)
  • Removal of dental plaque, calculus (tartar) and stains from teeth known as a “Scale and Polish”
  • Patient education about maintaining oral health (toothbrushing, flossing and nutritional advice) and preventing oral disease

Having your gums checked and maintained regularly not only ensures that the foundations for a healthy smile are sound but, in light of current research-Gum health is linked to your general health.

The importance of gum health is highlighted by the link to heart disease, diabetes and strokes when it is poor.

If you are looking for a Dental hygienist in Bristol, even if you have a regular dentist who has no hygienist, then please contact us.


Did you know that you can get at least two hygienist appointments included (and other benefits) if you join our practice membership?

NON-MEMBERS Looking for Dental HYGIENE in Bristol

If you are not a member of our dental practice in Bristol, then you can still book an appointment with our hygienist.

As you will not have seen one of our dentists before, a non-member hygiene visit will last approximately 1 hour, and costs £134.
Our Dental Hygiene price guide is listed on the fees page for registered patients.

Call 0117 924 4440

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Prevention is better than cure. Hygiene and maintenance are at the forefront of dentistry.

An appointment with a dental hygienist is not just for people who have a problem with their teeth or gums.

An appointment with them is beneficial for everyone, as they focus on making sure you are achieving and maintaining a good standard of oral health.

Our private hygienist in Bristol is highly skilled and will clean teeth to remove calculus, tartar deposit and surface staining. This is best known as scaling and polishing.

Did you know that we can get at least two hygienist appointments included (and other benefits) if you join our practice membership?

Would you like to discuss your options?

Book your consultation using the enquiry form

What is gum disease?

Failure to maintain the health of the gums can lead to periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal diseases are infections around the tissues and bone that support teeth.

It begins when certain bacteria in plaque produce toxins and enzymes that irritate the gums and cause inflammation.

The resulting inflammation, which may be painless, can damage the attachment of the gums and bone to the tooth.

This can result in tooth loss. Gum disease can affect anyone if good oral health is not maintained.

Having routine check-ups with a dentist and a teeth cleaning with a hygienist is crucial for early detection of gum disease, as the earlier it is found, the more successful the treatment results.

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Signs of gum disease can include:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • A change in the way teeth fit together when biting
Our dental hygienists are specifically trained to work with dentists in giving the best care to patients. They follow a treatment plan that is decided by the dentist and patient, tailored to each patient’s individual needs, thereby ensuring the most appropriate treatment. They also give advice on diet, how to prevent dental decay, and how best to maintain your oral hygiene at home.


Your initial visit to our Hygienist, will comprise of a comprehensive assessment of your oral health and dental status including:

– Full medical and dental history evaluation
– Basic dental charting
– Basic periodontal examinations followed by a full periodontal assessment if required
– Periodontal and caries (tooth decay) risk assessment

An individual treatment plan will be created from these clinical findings. Depending on each patient’s current oral hygiene and periodontal condition, the following will be prescribed:

– Individual oral hygiene instruction and detailed home care plan
– Smoking cessation advice
– Full mouth cleaning above and below the gums with the use of local anaesthetic if required
– Root surface debridement (cleaning) under local anaesthetic
– Fluoride application
– Referral to the dentist for diagnostic radiographs, correction of any defective fillings and if evidence of tooth decay is noted

You will be given a written report of clinical findings and dental health status along with your advised treatment plan.
You will also be offered a referral for further diagnosis/treatment if the Hygienist feels further attention /investigation is required from a Dentist. All relevant clinical findings will be provided with the referral. This referral can be in house or to the dentist of your choice.

Dental hygiene appointments included in our practice membership

By becoming a member of our Practice Membership at the Dental Touch, you will become part of our dental family; we will be on hand to support you on your journey towards improved oral health and to achieve the smile you desire. Our membership starts from £18.31 per month, and includes two dental hygiene visits a year, as well as other benefits.

Joining our Practice Membership is simple, and requires a form to be filled out with your details before you are enrolled onto the plan.