We're open as normal and you can view our COVID-safe information here.

covid information

Regular hygiene appointments can help prevent gum disease in Crouch End

Keep gum disease at bay and maximise your oral health with regular visits to our experienced hygienists at our Crouch End dental practice.

Hygiene and gum treatments: an overview

  • No referral needed – you can book a hygienist appointment direct by calling our Crouch End dental practice on 020 8348 1480

  • Understand the link – gum disease can affect your dental and general health. Our hygienists will explain how

  • Personal service – every treatment and all advice that we provide is tailored to your individual needs

  • Treatment at every stage – whether it’s preventing gum disease or getting it under control, we have the treatment you need for healthy teeth and gums

  • We take prevention seriously – preventing gum disease is easier than treating it, and our deep cleaning service helps keep it at bay

Duration of treatment

  • Minimum of 30 minutes per treatment

Cost of hygiene and gum treatments

  • Hygienist cleaning for 30 minutes from £80 

  • Hygienist cleaning for 45 minutes from £120 

  • Airflow from an additional £25

  • Direct access for new patients only £120

Book your hygiene consultation today

Commonly asked questions about dental hygiene and gum treatments

  • Why do I need professional teeth cleaning?

    While brushing your teeth at home is essential for day-to-day cleanliness, it’s inevitable that some areas of the teeth and mouth get missed, enabling plaque to harden into tartar which can only be removed using professional equipment. Failure to remove enough plaque and tartar can lead to the start of gum disease, which can have serious consequences for your oral and general health. 

  • What are the consequences of gum disease?

    Without treatment, gum disease can lead to many problems including severely bad breath, dental infections and even tooth loss. Infection-causing bacteria can also use your bloodstream to travel to other areas of your body and make you sick. Severe gum disease has been linked to health problems like diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and even some types of cancer.

  • How do I know if I have gum disease?

    The earliest signs of gum disease include red, swollen gums that bleed when you bite into anything hard or when you brush your teeth. At this stage, gum disease can be reversed and so if you experience these symptoms, book an appointment with our Crouch End hygienists right away. 

  • How often should I have a professional dental clean?

    We normally recommend that all patients have a professional dental clean at least every six months. However, your hygienist may alter this recommendation based on the health and condition of your gums as we suggest that you follow their advice to maximise your oral and gum health. 

Make your hygienist your new best friend

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen a hygienist recently, they won’t take it personally.

However, now is a great time to rectify that relationship. Your Middle Lane Dental hygienist is as committed to ensuring your smile is healthy and beautiful as you are. Our comprehensive range of hygiene and gum treatments will form the foundation of a great smile for years to come.

The importance of healthy gums

People often overlook their gums in favour of their teeth, but gum health is essential to keep your smile intact.

It might surprise you to learn that gums are one of the key structures supporting our teeth. When gums come under attack from bacteria found in plaque and tartar, they can start to pull away and loosen their grip on our teeth, putting them at risk of falling out. Studies have also shown definite links between advanced gum disease and other chronic health conditions like diabetes, stroke and even heart disease! Never has it been more important to prioritise your gum health. 

What to expect during a professional dental clean

A professional dental clean is much more thorough than brushing your teeth at home.

Your hygienist will use special tools and equipment to remove plaque and tartar from all of the areas of your teeth, including those you can’t see or clean yourself. After doing this, they will polish your teeth to make them look shiny and healthy.

Airflow polishing

The Airflow system is a hygiene treatment that effectively removes stains and plaque build-up from all areas of the teeth.

We are pleased to offer the Airflow system to our patients in Crouch End. This enhanced technology allows us to effectively remove stubborn stains. Our patients who smoke or consume foods and drinks that stain, such as tea and coffee, always love the results after an Airflow appointment!

Using a combination of air, water and fine powder particles, the Airflow system dramatically cleans and polishes the teeth, removing stains and plaque build-up. It is extremely gentle while also being very effective.

We’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear

Regular appointments with a hygienist will help your teeth to be the cleanest and healthiest that they have ever been.

Keep embarrassing issues like bad breath and receding gums away by making sure to schedule routine visits to our Middle Lane Dental hygienists.

Ready for a healthier, happier smile?

We are now accepting new patients from Crouch End and the wider areas of Hornsey, Finsbury Park, Hampstead, Muswell Hill and Finchley at our Middle Lane practice.

Here are just a few of the reasons why our patients have made the choice to visit us Middle Lane Dental 


We accept NHS and private patients, as well as a range of payment and financing methods


Your comfort is our priority whenever you visit our practice 


Early morning, evening and weekend appointments give you the flexibility to get dental care that fits with your schedule


Every action we perform is with the specific needs of each individual patient in mind

The useful stuff

Give us a call

Pop in and register now

Opening times


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:30 am - 6:00 pm


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


8:30 am - 6:00 pm


8:30 am - 6:00 pm





*phone lines open from 9am