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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Treatment in Torquay

Maintaining a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine is key to keeping a healthy mouth. This is to help combat bad breath, plaque, tooth decay and ultimately, tooth loss. In order to achieve a good level of oral hygiene, it is recommended that your teeth are cleaned by a professional Dentist or Oral Hygienist at least twice a year. Such measures will help prevent more complex dental treatments being carried out in the future. As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”!

Our Practice Membership Plans include between 2 and 4 dental hygiene appointments each year – covering the cost of your routine dental care into manageable monthly payments. For more information on our plans, click here.

What are Dental Hygiene Appointments For?

During your visits you’ll receive the following care and advice:

  • Gum disease prevention
  • Stain removal
  • Scale & polishing
  • Oral health advice
  • Decay prevention & diet tips
  • Information on acid consumption and erosion
  • Education on correct brushing techniques
  • Managing bad breath


Educating our patients throughout their journey is of great importance to our clinicians. By doing this, it means that you can use their tips and advice to optimise your oral health routine at home.

Please see below for more information on hygiene treatments that we provide at Avenue Dental…

Avenue Dental Surgery
Avenue Dental Surgery

Classic Scale & Polish

Estimated treatment time: 30 minutes

Includes soft tissue assessment, gum disease screening, oral hygiene assessment & advice, ultrasonic and/or hand scaling, calculus & plaque removal, prophy polish and dietary advice.

Intensive Stain Removal

Estimated treatment time: 45 minutes

Includes a full mouth ultrasonic scaling to remove deep and hardened deposits of calculus, stain removal. This option is great for people who have excessive tooth staining.

Avenue Dental Surgery
Dental Hygiene

Full Periodontal Treatment

Estimated treatment time: Between 45 and 60 minutes

Includes detailed pocket charting, non-surgical deep-cleaning using ultrasonic techniques to remove plaque and calculus from pockets, oral hygiene advice, periodontal disease stabilisation. An initial assessment is required before this treatment can take place.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Estimated treatment time: 60 minutes

Includes detailed pocket charting, half mouth non-surgical deep cleaning with ultrasonic tools to stabilise periodontal disease. Often requires follow-up appointments.

Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene

Advanced Implant Maintenance

Estimated treatment time: 45 minutes

Includes soft tissue assessment, gum disease screening, oral hygiene assessment and advice. As ultrasonic scalers can’t be used around implants, we have the instruments needed to remove plaque and calculus. Also includes detailed pocket charting around each implant, if and when required. Recommended as an annual appointment.

What's the Cost?

Patients signed up to our Practice Membership Plan will have either 2 or 4 annual dental hygiene appointments included in their agreement. With each patient’s case differing, it’s difficult to give an accurate indication of treatment costs without seeing one of our clinicians for a consultation. However, for an indication of our prices, please visit our treatment fees page. We also offer flexible finance options to spread the cost into manageable monthly payments.

Why Choose Us?

We’re dedicated to offering every patient a quality service that they wouldn’t see at other dental practices in Torquay. We have experienced staff to give you peace of mind from the moment you walk through our doors. Your treatment will be carried out by a clinician that knows how to make you feel at ease, whilst also explaining what they’re doing for full transparency.