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A dental hygienist’s primary function is to ensure your teeth and gums remain clean and healthy. They will check that any minor dental or hygiene problems you are experiencing are resolved before they develop into a more serious situation.

Why you should visit a dental hygienist regularlyThe two most common oral issues our Steyning dental hygienist can keep at bay are gum disease and tooth decay. Do you know how these two conditions are caused and treated? If you don’t know what’s causing them, logically you could be suffering from one, or the other of them, right now. If that is the case, presumably you’re not sure of the consequences of untreated decay or gum disease either.

You might be surprised to learn that gum disease can be very serious indeed. Yes, it can lead to tooth loss, but did you know it has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes and low-birth-weight babies? If you have noticed blood in the sink, or on your toothbrush, after brushing recently, your gums are redder than usual, or even slightly swollen, we would advise you to make an appointment with our dental hygienist straight away!

Tooth decay leads to cavities and often pain – Lots of it. In some cases, your cavities can be resolved with a filling, but in others, you may need to have a tooth extracted.

What causes tooth decay and gum disease?

These two conditions are ultimately caused by the same thing; lingering food deposits on the teeth. Most of us brush our teeth every day, twice a day, but even that doesn’t guarantee that some food won’t remain on our teeth. It’s worth noting that teeth which aren’t perfectly straight are more likely to trap food.

Sugar is particularly aggressive on tooth enamel and when food deposits begin to harden near the gum line, plaque is formed. It’s this plaque that can lead to gum disease.

What will dental hygienist do?

If your gums are already showing signs of gum disease, our dental hygienist will apply remedying gum therapy to clean them.

To ensure your teeth are as clean as possible and free from food deposits, our hygienist will scale and polish your teeth using the air flow system. This will also make your teeth a shade brighter and feel cleaner!

In addition to this, any anomalies in the mouth that can cause alarm (for instance spots or patches that may signal mouth cancer) should be detected by your dental hygienist early enough for you to receive essential treatment. Our dental hygienist will work with your dentist to ensure your teeth are well looked after. Let us worry about your teeth so you don’t have to.

Why Choose Down House Dental Practice for Dental Hygiene Services?


Expert Hygienists

Our skilled and experienced hygienists provide top-notch care and preventive advice.

Comprehensive Cleanings

We offer thorough dental cleanings, removing plaque and tartar for optimal oral health.

Personalised Care

Tailored hygiene plans address your unique needs and goals.

Advanced Technology

We use state-of-the-art equipment for efficient and comfortable cleanings.


Enjoy quality dental hygiene services starting from just £72.


Conveniently schedule hygiene appointments to fit your busy lifestyle.
Down House Dental Practice - Dentist in Steyning Sussex

What Our Patients Say

Based on 62 reviews
Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald
Highly recommended this Practice. They are great with my kids and have been looking after us as a family for almost 10 years now. Had my first hygienist appointment yesterday and I was very impressed. Professional, kind and flexible Practice with great staff.
whp Jesse
whp Jesse
The dentist and dental nurse were very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
I can't speak highly enough of Down House dental practice. The whole staff is excellent and I have had brilliant treatment there.
Pete Evans
Pete Evans
Had nothing but positive experiences. Learned more about dental hygiene here than any of the previous practises I've been to.
Katie Mason
Katie Mason
This review is for Tesh the hygenist. I honestly can't recommend Tesh more highly. He is incredibly thorough and clearly knows what he's doing. Tesh is so good I have upped the amount of times I see him to every four months rather than every six. He keeps detailed notes of every visit so he can carefully track how I'm doing and help me target specific areas of concern. As I am getting older keeping my gums healthy becomes more important as I really want to keep as many teeth as possible in old age! Tesh is always upbeat, very encouraging and also keen to know how I and my family are doing.
Steve Handerer
Steve Handerer
Good dentist, well organised. Dental plan helps with cost.
Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott
Needed an emergency appointment, ,managed to get me seen and sorted within 2hrs, excellent service, very professional staff, fees very reasonable, all in all a pleasant experience under the circumstances
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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Why you should visit a dental hygienist regularly