Protect your healthy smile

Hygienists focus on preventing and treating gum disease by promoting excellent oral hygiene. Regular visits to your hygienist will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums and in turn protect your overall wellbeing, as poor gum health has been linked to more serious conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

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What happens during a hygiene appointment?

Initially, we will examine your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of inflammation, swelling or bleeding. We will also check for signs of oral cancer.

The main part of the hygiene appointment is the scale and polish: a thorough clean of your teeth, removing plaque and tartar build up. This boosts the health of your gums and makes it easier to keep your teeth clean at home, as there is no longer a rough surface on your teeth to attract plaque. We complete the clean by polishing your teeth, leaving them shiny and smooth.

Our hygienist will also give advice on how to keep up with a good oral hygiene routine at home, and demonstrate how to keep your teeth plaque-free with toothbrushes, interdental brushes and floss.

Hygiene for younger patients

For our younger patients, we can apply fluoride varnishes to strengthen the tooth enamel, or use fissure sealants to provide a barrier to stop bacteria settling in the narrow fissures of the back teeth. We can use these treatments as a protective measure for young teeth when they first start to emerge.


At Dartford Road Dental, we believe that quality dental care should be affordable to as many patients as possible. That is why we have options available to help spread the cost.

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We are happy to help if you have any questions or concerns - get in touch today with our easy to use contact form. Our friendly team is waiting to hear from you!

Visit the Practice

39 Dartford Rd, Dartford, Kent DA1 3EG

When to visit

We have early opening hours!
Mon - Thurs 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 1:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:45pm (appointment only)

By Bus: Bus numbers 96 and 428 stop directly outside the practice.
By Car: There is ample street parking nearby.