It doesn’t matter how well you brush your teeth, there are some areas that your toothbrush simply cannot reach. You should usually make an appointment to see your hygienist every 3 to 6 months.
This is the removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth and gums.
This can be completed using an ultrasonic scaler, and hand scaling instruments.
The main purpose of scaling is to disrupt the bacterial biofilm that develops on teeth and underneath the gums.
This usually refers to the process of stain removal.
It is not normally considered therapeutic, i.e. an active treatment of disease.
Polishing does have a large amount of cosmetic value in the removal of unwanted marks on the teeth and around dental work such as fillings and crowns.
Polishing can be done using a small rubber polishing cup (attached to a special handpiece) and polishing paste.
The state-of-the-art technology of the AirFlow stain removal procedure uses compressed air, sodium bicarbonate or glycine powder, and a gentle pressurised jet stream of water, which effectively removes the stains and plaque from the surface of the teeth. AirFlow dental hygiene procedure successfully removes plaque and stains present above and below the gumline, offering complete prophylaxis. The AirFlow stain removal at our clinic effectively removes the stains from the teeth’s surface caused by tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, etc. This treatment reveals a brighter and fresh smile right after the procedure, and the difference can be seen immediately.
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Having regular 6 monthly hygiene visits can ensure that your teeth last longer, look better and feel better.
It has also been shown that your life expectancy can increase with better oral hygiene, by reducing the chances of heart disease.
Simply call our friendly and helpful reception team to assist you in booking a hygiene visit.
If you would prefer to come to see us for a friendly chat and a look around the practice please let us know and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Hygiene treatment will be performed by our caring hygienist.
We will thoroughly and gently clean your teeth, which will involve removing the soft plaque and hard calculus (also known as tartar).
We can also remove the stains that you have picked up from your daily lifestyles such as tea, coffee, red wine and smoking.
In addition, we will also show you how to maintain good oral hygiene specific to your mouth to prevent the build-up of the plaque giving you a personalized daily regime.
We have highly trained and experienced hygienists in treating patients who have gum disease.
There may be several signs that you may have gum disease, which include:
Some people may have no signs of the disease at all even though they have active gum disease!
Most people who have gum disease are often unaware of it for several years, as, like cancer, it goes unnoticed until the very late stages of its progression.
In its early stages, it is rarely painful and often symptomless.
It is caused by the accumulation of plaque, which is built up on the teeth over time by improper cleaning. Plaque is essentially a localized collection of bacteria, which attack the teeth and gums. The body will quickly respond to the invading bacteria by producing a defense mechanism that will destroy not only the bacteria but also your gums and bone that supports your teeth. If left untreated, the end result is tooth loss.
Benefits of hygiene therapies
Seeing your hygiene team will benefit you in a number of ways. It will ensure your teeth and gum health is at an optimum, with the best home care regime, that will suit your lifestyle.
The main benefits include:
Dental hygiene is crucial to long-term oral health and wellness. Keep your teeth clean and healthy. Call 0208 505 4466.