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Dental Hygiene

  • Keep gums as healthy as possible
  • Fight conditions like gingivitis and gum disease

It is essential to maintain a high standard of dental hygiene and take good care of your teeth and gums to ensure they remain in the best possible condition.

To keep the mouth and teeth healthy, we recommend booking a hygienist appointment every six months (as a minimum). It helps maximise your oral health and removes any build-up of plaque or tartar, which leads to nasty conditions like gum disease.

Hygiene costs

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Improved hygiene

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Dental hygienist costs

Improved dental hygiene that can brighten teeth & remove surface stains

Here at Mint Dental, we offer advanced tooth and gum cleaning called Air Polish, which is only carried out by a dentist. 

Air Polish is basically a jet wash for your teeth. It’s the perfect solution to effectively remove surface stains on the front and back of the teeth. 

The dentist will use a fine jet of compressed air, water and power particles that can lift stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco. Plus, did we mention it’s non-invasive and completely pain-free?

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You asked, we answered

The most common dental hygiene treatments are scaling and polishing, which are complementary and often carried out together.

Effectively a professional clean of the teeth, hygienists carry out these treatments to maintain the health of your gums and reverse the early signs of gum disease.

During treatment, the dentist will clean tartar deposits off your teeth with a unique tool before polishing them to remove plaque.

Dental hygiene treatments act as a deep clean for the mouth, so you may choose to have one to maintain your oral health or enhance it.

However, your dentist may also refer you to a dental hygienist if you present with any symptoms of gum disease.

Aside from cleaning your mouth and freeing your teeth of plaque, dental hygiene treatments can improve oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease or tooth loss.

The treatments also have cosmetic benefits such as a brighter smile, better breath, and healthier-looking gums.

The effects of a dental hygiene treatment should last several months following your treatment, provided you maintain an effective oral hygiene routine at home.

During your dental hygiene appointment, the hygienist will make sure you’re armed with the latest techniques and products to use at home and can help you if you need to make lifestyle changes that will save your teeth, such as eating healthily or giving up smoking.

You can care for your teeth and gums by brushing and doing interdental cleaning twice daily to stimulate the gums and remove any plaque on and around the teeth.

A proper teeth-cleaning routine is essential for continued oral health.

Another thing to consider when it comes to dental hygiene is your diet. If you consume an excess of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, fizzy drinks, and citrus, you may be harming your teeth.

Sticky foods and beverages coat your teeth, creating harmful acids that attack and erode your enamel.


  • cqc-rated-outstandingMonday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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