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The importance of dental hygiene..
Tooth decay isn’t the only cause behind teeth problems and valuable teeth can unfortunately be lost due to gum disease. When you have a dental check-up, your dentist will assess the health of your gums and the standard of your overall oral hygiene.
If there are indications of gum disease or if you would benefit from expert advice on oral hygiene, your dentist will refer to one of our highly-trained dental hygienists and together they will ensure you have healthy teeth and gums.
Dental hygienists have undergone thorough training in dental hygiene and one of their main areas of responsibility is to clean a patients’ teeth and ensure that everything in the mouth is functioning correctly.
Dental hygiene visit: what to expect..
- Your dental hygienist will thoroughly check your teeth and gums for the presence of plaque and tartar as well as assessing the condition of your tooth enamel.
- The dental hygienist will examine any gaps between teeth in case there are signs or risk of receding gums and this may indicate a referral to a periodontist for treatment.
- Removing any the tartar and plaque is one of the most important tasks carried out by the dental hygienist. Regular de-scaling is recommended to preserve the life-span of your tooth life by getting rid of harmful bacteria which could lead to tooth decay.
- Once the teeth have been de-scaled then the dental hygienist will give your teeth a good polish to help keep them stain free until your next appointment and to make your teeth more resistant to the build-up of unfriendly bacteria.
~ On your way to healthy teeth and gums and a confident smile~
Airflow tooth polishing for tough stains..
If you’re worried about heavy staining of your teeth due to diet or lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking black coffee or red wine, then you may want to try the AirFlow tooth polishing treatment. This extra service can be incorporated into a 60 minute dental hygiene visit to give you exceptional cleaning and polishing results that will make you smile again!
The AirFlow deep cleansing and polishing treatment involves blasting plaque and tough stains off the surface of the teeth with a combination of water, air and a fine powder which safely and thoroughly cleans your teeth. The cost of an hour-long hygiene visit with the AirFlow add-on service is £128.