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Dental Hygienist in Surrey Quays

Regular trips to the dental hygienist can protect your oral health by ensuring your teeth are thoroughly clean and free from plaque and tartar buildup. You’ll also enjoy a brighter smile, fresh breath and improved oral hygiene. This treatment is also recommended for before and after some cosmetic procedures including dental implants.

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Protect your oral health with regular visits to the dental hygienist. When combined with regular dental checkups, this approach can help to minimise the risk of complex dental problems.

Our dental hygienists play an important role in the dental practice. They help to support patients to achieve excellent standards of oral health, working with dentists to help prevent and cure common conditions such as gum disease. 

The most well-known hygienist treatment is a scale and polish. This treatment involves using specialist tools to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gum line. Plaque is very sticky and cannot be removed by brushing alone, particularly if you have hard to reach areas in your mouth. When this hardens, it it known as tartar, which is often discoloured and brown. 

By removing these deposits from your teeth, you'll enjoy fresher breath, a brighter smile and you can also minimise the risk of developing gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to recede which can then lead to tooth loss. 

We’re accepting new NHS patients. Contact the practice today.

Why choose us?

Look and Feel Younger

Cosmetic treatments can allow you to maintain a youthful appearance, with a straighter, whiter and brighter smile.

Non Invasive Treatment

This treatment is minimally invasive and will protect the natural tooth structure as much as possible.

Friendly Support Team

Our team of dental nurses, hygienists and support staff are here to make your visit relaxed and calming.

Flexible Appointments

Access dental care when you need it, with flexible appointment times and emergency appointments available daily.

Nervous Patients Welcome

Our team are specially trained to support nervous patients in their journey to better oral health, simply contact our team.

Latest Technology

Our treatment plans are guided and informed by the latest dental technology to ensure better outcomes for patients.

These are just some of the reasons you’ll love your dental hygiene journey with Surrey Docks Dental Practice.

Your treatment journey

Every treatment journey is unique, but this is what you can expect when you start your dental treatment with us. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way.


Book appointment

We offer direct access appointments so you can book a dental hygienist appointment without a dental referral.



Your dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums and then present a treatment plan based on their findings. We can carry out a scale and polish during your first appointment.


Aftercare and support

You'll have the chance to ask questions about your oral health and find out more about how to care for your teeth and gums at home.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about your treatment. We’ve answered the most common patient questions below.

You can see a dental hygienist at any time. Many people like to visit between 1-2 times per year to keep their mouth clean and hygienic. You can also see a dental hygienist before you start cosmetic treatment such as orthodontics or dental implants.

Yes, a dental hygienist appointment is certainly worth it. This type of care can help you to enjoy better overall oral health, fresher breath, a limit your risk of developing gum disease. If you have active gum disease, a dental hygienist can provide your treatment. 

You can access a basic scale and polish on the NHS if this is deemed to be medically necessary by your dentist. Your dentist may perform a minimal scale and polish, or they may refer you to the dental hygiene team.

Yes, it is certainly possible to book an appointment directly with your dental hygienist, you don't always need a referral from your dentist. This is an excellent option for patients returning to the dentist after a long absence, as this can help them to feel more at ease.

Don’t just take our word for it.
Hear from our happy patients

  • Professional, effective and fast results - great dentist 👍👍👍 and nice receptionist


    May 16,2024

  • Surrey docks dental is the best place to have a dental check. Very accommodating staffs especially the receptionist Jink , having a great smile doing the appointments booking for us.

    Peter John Biasca

    May 15,2024

  • Excellent Practice. Excellent doctors. Had an appointment with Mr Reuben. I'm terrified of being in the dentist's chair but he's one of the best at his work! Made me very comfortable. Also shout out to the practice manager, she really goes above and beyond for the patients and the practice itself.

    aastha pandey

    May 14,2024

  • Very good dental clinic. Not easy to book early appointments but receptionist Jinky was very helpful to find a suitable time slot.

    Gilbert George

    May 13,2024

  • Had my Invisalign Treatment done by Dr Mehdi Safari, an amazing dentist, professional, and very good at what he does, no issues at all with my treatment or check-ups. a bit far from where I live but worth the travel for a great practice with good people

    Duane Mason

    Apr 29,2024

  • I had such a big job and everything went so smoothly, thank you so much for this lovely experience, will recommend it and I am coming back for sure

    Poison Blondie

    Feb 3,2024

  • Couldn't express enough gratitude towards the team here. I needed a safe pair of hands with my #8 Incisor, plus the heavy-woes close behind my dilemma. Dialling in to SDDP, I was received by Djoan, who was attentive and patient with my anxiety. She really was altruistic over the phone and put me at ease right away. Getting an appointment is never easy in the land of today but I felt reassured I was made a priority as best she could. Representing is Djoan and also Roshni, whom was totally ahead of the game and had forseen an appropriate approach to my following visits necessary to regain as much of my Hollywood E-lister smile as possible.Dr Safari answered my doubts with professionalism, great knowledge and clarity. Rebooking before leaving was painless as Djoan and Roshni had effortlessly lined up my appointment options so I only had to mutter, "that one". With Ivana managing, perpetual assurance is imminent.


    Feb 2,2024

  • Just want to say That Surrey Docks Dentist is the best Dentist's n the Area Staff are very helpful polite make you feel so welcome. Down from front desk to main Dentist's themselves.... I have been with Dr Chowdry for over 20 years and wouldn't go Anywhere else. Would and do advise all my Family and friend's to go there NHS or PRIVATE go book an appointment and see you tryely won't be disappointed

    Anne Parrish

    Feb 1,2024

  • Such friendly staff!The receptionists Djoan & Roshni were so helpful and went out of their way to ensure that I was seen - they didn’t have to do that so I am very grateful, thanks guys!Then there’s Dr Safari, he’s honestly just amazing! The lengths he goes to to ensure his patients receive the best care is something I really respect about him. Thank you for everything you do!If you are looking for a new dental practice in Surrey Quays, trust me come here and see Dr. Safari - you wont be disappointed!- Temi

    Temi Aina

    Jan 31,2024

  • I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Safari. His calming presence immediately put me at ease, and he did an excellent job with my dental care. Moving forward, he'll be the go-to dentist for my entire family. Highly recommend his services

    Dilhan Hussein

    Jan 27,2024

  • Adnaan Mann is the best dentist, myself and my family will only see him he’s amazing and puts you at ease if you’re a nervous patient. All the staff at Surrey docks dental practice are wonderful so friendly and helpful, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Sam Muir

    Jan 25,2024

  • I had a severe phobia of the dentist was seen by Dr Mehdi who put me at ease and gave me all the time and support I needed to receive the treatment I needed. I couldn’t recommend this dentist enough and have even been back for a check up without the usual fear. Amazing

    michael dunphy

    Dec 19,2023