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According to research, 7 out of 10 people do not visit their dental hygienist regularly. This can be due to a number of factors. Modern life getting busier, fear, procrastination or maybe you’re unsure of why visiting your hygienist would have any benefit. Why go to them, when you’ve seen your dentist?

What to expect from a dental hygienist appointmentAvoiding appointments with a hygienist can have drastic effects on your teeth.

  • Tooth Decay: As sugar eats away at the enamel in your teeth, they become weaker. This can lead to teeth breaking and you needing fillings.
  • Tooth Loss: If oral problems escalate then this could result in you losing a tooth. Very often, these problems start off quite small and can be dealt with quickly. But due to not seeing our dental hygienist, they have grown into something unavoidable.
  • Gum Disease: Many people forget that it isn’t just our teeth that you need to look after. If tartar from your teeth stay on your gums and are not removed during cleaning, this can leave your gums red, swollen and bleeding. Gum disease can become very serious and it has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.

Regular Cleaning for Oral Health

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for oral health, but our dental hygienist at Down House Dental Practice in Steyning goes the extra mile. They target those hard-to-reach spots and provide preventive dental care. This includes professional cleaning, dietary advice, and tips for quitting smoking, as smoking can harm your teeth in various ways, including staining and gum disease.

Thorough Assessment and Disclosure

During your appointment, especially if it’s your first, our dental hygienist will review your medical history and any medications you’re taking. They’ll inquire about your brushing habits, diet, and the times you brush. Honesty is crucial as it helps the hygienist recommend the best diet for your dental health.

Comprehensive Examination

A full examination of your teeth and gums is conducted to assess tartar, plaque buildup, enamel health, and tooth gap measurements. Larger gaps can trap food and contribute to dental issues. Following the exam, a thorough scaling removes all plaque and tartar, akin to a deep clean that eliminates harmful bacteria. Your teeth are then polished, making plaque easier to remove during brushing and keeping them stain-free.

Preventing Serious Issues

Regular dental hygienist visits may appear unnecessary, but they prevent potentially serious problems. It’s recommended to see your dental hygienist twice a year, ensuring your teeth stay healthy. Early detection and intervention by your hygienist can stop dental issues from escalating. Prioritize your oral health to enjoy a confident smile for years to come.

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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What to expect from a dental hygienist appointment