We have over 20 years of combined experience and a great reputation for helping nervous patients overcome any dental phobias, especially during their oral hygiene treatments such as scale and polish.
Choose us for scale and polish and benefit from:
✔️ Over 170 5* Google Business reviews
✔️ One of the highest Google-rated dentists in Reading
✔️ One of most established dentists in Reading – over 40 years
✔️ Highly experienced GDC-registered dental hygienist
✔️ Get fantastic results at great prices
✔️ Accepting new and nervous patients
✔️ Friendly and modern clinic
Our dental hygiene treatment prices
To help keep this essential treatment as affordable as possible, we ensure our prices are extremely competitive compared to other dental hygienists near us in Reading.
- Hygienist (Scale & Polish) 30 minutes£69
- Simple scaling (done by the dentist)15 minutes£45
- Deep Scaling (done by the Hygienist)30 minutes£89
- Deep Scaling (done by the Hygienist)1 hour£178
What is a scale and polish treatment?
Plaque is a soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. It is mainly made up of bacteria.
The bacteria in plaque feed on sugar from food and drink, producing acids as a waste product. These acids attack your teeth by dissolving the minerals in the tooth surface. If this happens too often, tooth decay occurs as a result.
If plaque is allowed to build up, the bacteria in it can cause gum disease, making your gums sore and infected.
Tartar (also known as “calculus”), formed by hardened plaque, helps plaque to gather and makes it harder to remove when you brush.
You can’t remove tartar just by brushing your teeth, but a dentist or hygienist can remove it using special instruments – this is known as scaling.
A hygienist or dentist can also polish your teeth. This removes stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine, and it makes it more difficult for plaque to stick to your teeth.
If you clean your teeth very thoroughly at home, your scale and polish treatment will take less time.
What are the benefits?
Regular scaling and polishing by the hygienist or dentist help keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean at home. You should see and feel the difference.
If your gums bleed when you brush, you may have early gum disease. Regular scaling helps to stop the disease from getting worse, and it helps you to eliminate the disease by thorough cleaning at home.
Bad breath is often caused by gum disease. Regular scaling and cleaning your teeth thoroughly at home can prevent this.
What happens during a scale and polish?
Hygienists and dentists use two types of instruments for scaling:
Hand scalers – metal scrapers that come in different sizes and shapes to reach various parts of the teeth. This is why you will see the hygienist or dentist changing instruments quite often.
Electric scalers – they use a tip that vibrates very fast in a stream of water. The water is removed from your mouth using a small suction device. A hand scaler is also used, along with an electric scaler, to check whether the teeth are completely clean.
For polishing, your hygienist or dentist will use a rotating brush or rubber polisher with special toothpaste.
Scaling cleans above and below the gum line. If you have gum disease, you may also need deeper scaling around the roots of the teeth.
Your hygienist or dentist will also tell you the best way to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly at home.
Our latest dental hygienist patient reviews via Google
Are you looking for a highly rated “dental hygienist near me”? See some of our latest 5-star Google reviews.
“The whole team was exceptional Maria the Receptionist was lovely Dr Kamran and Kiru the hygienist made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. If you have not been to a dentist for a long time either through nerves or bad experiences you will be happy here and I have both fears.”
“Recently, I found myself visiting this dental practice 3x under two months for various reasons and the level of service is consistent, never slips. Twice I was seen by Dr Kamran and Lorna. Both times great experience, I felt cared for on really personal level and all my impatient questions were answered with detail and grace.
All I can say this practice doesn’t look for ways to empty your pocket on every opportunity. Very refreshing and trust building.
On last of the three visits hygienist Maryan was incredible again!
I asked her to be gentle and I almost fell asleep while getting polish and scale!!! Without compromising the result! Thank you Maryan!”