Dental Hygiene

Maintaining excellent dental hygiene is essential for achieving optimal oral health.

NEEM Dental Clinic

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a dental hygienist who will help to remove any plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing.

Dental hygiene at the dental practice also forms part of treating gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with and, they teach patients how to maintain good oral hygiene.

As well as regular visits to your dental practice, invest time in an effective oral hygiene routine at home to help avoid gum disease and tooth decay. Brush at least twice a day, especially before bed, for at least two minutes.


Don’t forget to clean between your teeth with floss, tape or interdental brushes. Rinsing with mouthwash can help keep teeth free from plaque, as well as freshening your mouth.

We believe that practising good oral hygiene at home, combined with regular visits to your dental practice, ensures your optimum oral health.

Bad breath/Halitosis is another most common reason that people seek dental care, after tooth decay and gum disease.

Causes of bad breath include:


The most common cause of halitosis is bad oral hygiene. Poor dental hygiene Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria and bits of food can get trapped in between your teeth, which release an unpleasant odour after some time


Chronic bad breath usually has an underlying medical cause such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis, gastro-intestinal conditions or diabetes.




Consuming strong, odorous foods like garlic, onions and coffee.

If you are aware that your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, make an appointment with the hygienist for some advice and assistance.

Stain Removal

Stain Removal can be achieved during a routine hygiene appointment where the teeth are cleaned with an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments to remove plaque deposits. The teeth are then polished with either conventional prophy polish or ‘Air-flow’.

Benefits of Dental Hygiene in Harrow


Regular dental hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing help remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth, preventing tooth decay and cavities.


Good dental hygiene helps prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup, which can cause inflammation and infection of the gums.


Maintaining oral hygiene reduces the risk of infections in the mouth, which can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health issues.


Regular dental care reduces the risk of tooth loss by preventing decay and gum disease, which are the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

Why Choose NEEM Dental Clinic

We deliver exceptional dental treatments with a focus on excellence.

Our team comprises highly skilled and knowledgeable dental professionals.

We offer a wide range of dental treatments, from routine check-ups to advanced procedures.

We use the latest dental technology and techniques for optimal results.

Our clinic includes a dedicated instrument decontamination and clean room.

FAQ’s for Dental Hygiene

Explore our FAQ to learn more about how NEEM Dental Clinic can help you achieve a beautifully aligned smile with our expert teeth straightening services.

How can I improve my dental hygiene routine?

To improve your dental hygiene routine, brush for at least two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use an antimicrobial mouthwash, and visit your dentist regularly. Avoid tobacco and limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your dentist promptly.

Is professional teeth cleaning necessary if I brush and floss regularly?

Yes, professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing cannot. They also allow your dentist to check for signs of decay, gum disease, and other issues that may require treatment.

Our Reviews

Our patients’ satisfaction speaks volumes about the exceptional care we provide at NEEM Dental Clinic. We are honored to receive consistently glowing reviews from those who have experienced our services. Our dedication to high-quality treatments, experienced dentists, and a patient-centered approach is reflected in the positive feedback we receive.