Dental Hygienist Earlsfield
Having a hygienist complete a scale and polish for your teeth is one of the quickest and safest ways to not only improve the radiance of your smile but also your oral health.
Tailored Oral Health Advice
Every person is different and so are their teeth! As such, the hygienist will provide tailored oral hygiene advice to every patient. From brushing and flossing techniques to diet advice, every aspect is tailored to you! Here are just a few of the benefits of seeing one of our hygienists:
Removes stains from teeth
Teeth can be superficially stained by many things like tea, coffee, red wine, berries, and tobacco. A scale and polish will help remove these superficial stains that build up over time and bring your teeth closer to their natural colour.
Removes harmful plaque
Even when you have just finished brushing your teeth, they immediately start to get coated by proteins that are normally found in saliva. These proteins allow bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease to stick to teeth. Over time, if not cleaned regularly, these bacteria continue to grow and form soft yellow plaque.
This can be easily brushed off at first, but if left for long periods of time can harden into tartar (or ‘calculus’ as your dentist might call it). This is very difficult to remove by brushing alone. Plaque and tartar forms most commonly in those difficult to reach places between teeth, but can form almost anywhere on teeth that have not been cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
A lower chance of tooth decay, bleeding gums and gum recession
A scale and polish will help get rid of the tartar build-up and will allow for much easier cleaning at home. This means a lower chance of tooth decay, a lower chance of bleeding gums and gum recession, and a lower chance of your teeth gradually becoming loose over time due to bone loss.
You can improve bad breath issues noticeably just by having a scale and polish.
A confident smile
Finally, regular treatments with one of our hygienist will give you greater confidence in your smile!
A deep clean is a specific procedure carried out to treat gum disease. It is a treatment which is required to remove bacteria and tartar which has formed underneath the gum tissue, resulting in inflammation, bleeding and disease.
A deep clean is required as an aim to prevent gum disease from progressing further, which will lead to destruction of the underlying gum structure that firmly hold the teeth in place. People who have gum disease present with pockets around the gums. This is when the gum detaches away from the tooth, caused by plaque bacteria penetrating underneath. Pockets exceeding 4mm in depth make it very difficult to remove plaque when brushing and flossing. These unreachable areas will cause inflammation of the gums; therefore a deep clean carried out by the hygienist allows access to these areas to effectively remove plaque.
The main aims of a deep clean are to:
- Prevent the disease from progressing further
- Reduce bacterial load underneath the gums
- Reduce bleeding and inflammation of the gums
- Prevent tooth loss
aIR fLOW POLISH
Air Polishing is a dental hygienist treatment that quickly and effectively removes unwanted stains on the front and back of teeth.
The procedure utilises a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to gently and completely remove staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco, as well as staining caused by some mouthwashes.
Air Polishing has many advantages, none more so than the fact that it is a gentle procedure that greatly reduces discomfort to those suffering from sensitive teeth.
The benefits of air flow polishing are:
- Removes up to 100% of dental plaque thereby helping to prevent decay, gingivitis and gum disease
- Can be used on dental implants
- Far more effective than a traditional polish
- No heat generated by the procedure
- No contact with the teeth, or pressure against the teeth
Additionally Air Polishing is a much more gentle process of stain removal and leaves patients with an evenly smooth surface across their teeth.
Hygiene Services For Children
Bringing your Child to the dentist or hygienist may be a daunting experience for them initially. However, regular dental check ups and hygiene visits can ensure all their teeth and gums are healthy and well looked after. The hygienist can not only teach them how to brush but can also advise on ‘good healthy foods’ for the teeth and ‘unhealthy foods and drinks’ for the teeth.