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How much do you pay for a scale and polish at the dentist?

(23 Posts)
ThePhantomPlopper Wed 17-Jun-09 18:24:34

Just comparing prices.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 17-Jun-09 22:48:11


alibubbles Thu 18-Jun-09 08:37:46

£65 for 30 mins with the hygienist

VeraChuckandDave Thu 18-Jun-09 08:45:03

£65 for 45 mins with hygienist

TigersChick Thu 18-Jun-09 08:46:19

Mine is included in my Denplan but I think it's £30 - tho I'm not sure how long for.

Swedes Thu 18-Jun-09 08:58:55

£75 for a 30min appt with the hygienist.

howtotellmum Thu 18-Jun-09 09:01:18

you all need to find a cheaper dentist- I pay £35 in the SE.

southeastastra Thu 18-Jun-09 09:02:30

£40 half hour hygenist

ThePhantomPlopper Thu 18-Jun-09 10:17:45

OK thanks.

Do you all have Dental plans through your dentist/private companies or do you pay up front as and when you need treatment?

mother3 Thu 18-Jun-09 10:40:49

i paid £84 last sat.This was for an hour i have never seen an hygenist in my llife and my gums were really sore and bleeding.I was reluctant to go as i hate dentists and it was painfull and uncomftable.
\\i am so glad i did go as my gums are much better and they have stopped bleeding.My teeth look much nicer.It was well worth the money.

lucykate Thu 18-Jun-09 10:43:18

£35 for scale & polish, not on denplan here, mine is an nhs one still.

ThePhantomPlopper Thu 18-Jun-09 11:42:44


Have been trying to get through to the private practice who quoted me £85 just for a scale and polish, but it was engaged all morning, so googled another private dentist who offered den plan, phoned them and they said they were told yesterday they had to take on some more NHS patients (the next nearest NHS dentist is a ferry journey away), so I got myself and the 2 DC registered and now only have to pay £16.50 for a polish! Woo hoo. Lucky DH gets all of his free with the forces.

barbie1 Thu 18-Jun-09 11:51:18

do not move to the uae, i have just paid £125!!! shock and we dont even get anything free when pregnant....might just move back home for the next 8 months to get everything done wink

whomovedmychocolate Thu 18-Jun-09 17:48:15

I have an NHS dentist but the hygienist charges for their services separately as they aren't covered. I have PMI but never both claiming as the excess would be higher than the charges.

traceybath Thu 18-Jun-09 17:49:36

I think its about £40-50 and thats for 45 mins with the dentist. It is private though.

CarGirl Thu 18-Jun-09 17:49:48

I pay about £40 I think. Used to have denplan but they changed the %age you could claim back etc so was no longer worth having.

BonsoirAnna Thu 18-Jun-09 18:40:55

Nothing. I use Elgydium toothpaste and a Braun/OralB electric toothbrush and floss and those little interden brushes and have no dental problems at all.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 18-Jun-09 21:56:36

BonsoirAnna has a point - I floss (it's amazing how few people do) and have a scraper and interdental pick (Sainsburys - about a fiver btw), and it's really helped. In my case, I lost a lot of enamel vomiting in pregnancies so I do have to have them polished professionally twice a year to keep them white but having a decent dental hygiene routine to back that up will really help.

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Thu 18-Jun-09 22:01:26

£60 for 30 minutes here, would pay three times that for my guy though. I've recently started going to the dentist after a 20 yr absence and my hygenist is fantastic and has given me so much confidence. He told me today he's leaving though. Am gutted and wondering if it's stalker-ish to follow him to his new practice.

suwoo Thu 18-Jun-09 22:10:25

Think its £45 for about 45 minutes. It is private and she is brilliant. Due to go again in 3 weeks and no plaque has reformed on the back of my teeth in the meantime. That has never happened before.

cat64 Thu 18-Jun-09 22:16:29

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ThePhantomPlopper Fri 19-Jun-09 13:30:38

I floss, I thought everyone did?

Haven't been able to get a dentist since we moved so I'm in need of a polish.

SparkyFartDust Fri 19-Jun-09 13:33:39

£16.50 with an incredible NHS dentist (N London)

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