Our dental hygienists, are specially trained in the prevention and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease, which is the main cause of adult tooth loss.
Dental hygiene appointments include:
- Check for any inflammation, bleeding and plaque or calculus build up
- Scaling & polishing to remove all plaque and calculus. We offer Airflow teeth polishing which fires a jet of air, water and sodium bicarbonate at your teeth to remove debris and polish the surface.
- Daily dental hygiene advice and routine to ensure you can maintain those areas visibly accessible on a day to day basis in between dental hygiene appointments and ensure long term problems caused by poor dental hygiene remain at bay.
Regular hygiene treatment will deliver healthy gums and a brighter smile!
We are also keen to educate patients on the correct technique of brushing and flossing and give advice on how to maintain a good oral health routine to maintain a healthy smile.
Your dental hygiene is important to us and, with our dedicated dental hygienist, your teeth and oral health is in good hands.
Your dentist will advise how often you should see your dental hygienist, but should you feel you would like to book additional appointments with them, please ask at your next visit.
Seeing our hygienist to examine the condition of your teeth is important to identify plaque or tartar build-up, presence of gum disease or tooth decay, to discuss the things that can continue to cause discolouration of your teeth, and to talk about stain removal options.
Airflow Teeth Polishing
Airflow cleaning is a simple way to effectively remove surface stains from teeth. The system uses a focused jet of compressed air, water and bicarbonate particles to gently polish away surface staining from the teeth. Airflow cleaning is a great way to simply and effectively brighten your smile.
It will remove surface staining but unlike tooth whitening, will not lighten the base colour of the teeth The treatment lasts around 30 minutes, during which time the teeth will be cleaned with the air/water/bicarbonate jet.
You can now see the hygienist to have the stains removed. This is something you can do as often as you like as it doesn’t damage the teeth .