Clean teeth, fresh breath
Our Dental Hygienists in London are specially trained to give your teeth and gums a much more thorough clean than you can achieve at home, while also looking out for early warning signs of more serious developments such as gum disease and even oral cancer.
At The Dental Surgery, all our dental hygiene appointments include a full scale and polish as standard, using the very latest EMS air-flow technology to remove bio-film and give all our patients that perfect ‘clean’ feeling.
In addition to following a thorough oral health regimen at home, including cleaning teeth properly twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, proper toothbrush and flossing at least once daily, it’s important to visit the hygienist on a regular basis to prevent future problems and the stubborn build up of those tough to reach plaque and tartar.
What’s included in our dental hygienist treatment?
During your appointment our professional hygienist will:
- Review your past medical and dental history
- Assess the current health of your mouth, gums and surrounding tissue
- Provide treatment, including teeth polishing, using the latest technology such as the AirFlow technology, and comfort aids such as numbing agents
- Provide patients with oral health education, including proper at-home oral care techniques and advice on product recommendations to prevent future issues
- Send you home following your appointment with a tailored treatment plan to maintain your oral health and fresh breath
- Recommend specialist treatment where necessary
Why is oral hygiene important?
Maintaining good dental hygiene is critical, as poor oral hygiene can lead to embarrassing and potentially serious conditions. These symptoms can interfere with your social life and daily activities, making it difficult to eat or speak and making you self-conscious about your smile. One of the more serious concerns is the effect poor dental health can have on your overall health.
Good oral health reduces the potential for developing gum disease, bad breath, tooth decay and even oral cancers.
Poor oral hygiene can cause
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Visible build-up of plaque and tartar
- Stained teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth decay
Poor teeth cleaning can be a bacterial breeding ground and, if you neglect or ignore your oral hygiene, it can lead to gum disease over time (also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis). Bacteria associated with periodontitis can enter the bloodstream via bleeding gums and has been linked to the following conditions among people:
- Heart disease
- Generalised inflammation
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Another advantage of visiting one of our seven hygienists in the city of London is that we use the latest AirFlow technology, which uses a fine stream of air mixed with water and fine powder to polish your teeth properly and remove stains and plaque / biofilm. AirFlow provides a gentler and more effective teeth cleaning than traditional scale and polish treatments and can reach farther under the gum line than conventional scaling.
Consider seeing a hygienist:
To prepare your teeth for whitening treatment
To maintain your whiter smile after whitening
After restorations such as implants to aid the success of treatment
During orthodontics for a deeper clean
For overall healthy teeth and gums!