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Superior Dental Clean

Comprehensive Hygiene

A New Approach To Dental Clean

Your dental cleaning is now more comfortable and pain-free.

Secure a thorough dental clean with our new EMS® technology, an advanced approach to preventive dentistry that allows our hygienists to remove calculus with more precision, protecting your teeth and gums.

60 min Hygiene appointment

Your comprehensive hygiene visit includes:

  • Evaluation of oral health and hygiene practices.
  • Inspect your teeth for cavities or signs of decay.
  • Thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth.
  • Discussion of a personalised hygiene treatment plan.
  • Assessment and treatment recommendations for any oral conditions.
  • Preventative decay treatment using fluoride.
  • Instructions and or recommendations on correct brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Cleaning kit.

Why do we need regular checkups
and a thorough dental clean?

1. Prevention is the key
Regular care and prevention of diseases in the mouth are the best possible care you can give your teeth and mouth.

Gum disease ( periodontitis) and tooth decay are more frequent than you can think. Besides, the development of these diseases can be silent and invisible.

2. Tackling problems early on will enormously benefit you in the long run. It might save your tooth from an extraction or root canal therapy.

Trying to save a tooth or even replace it carries more dental treatment.

3. A thorough dental clean twice a year is your best practice. A complete dental clean involves scale and clean to remove tartar build-ups that toothbrushes cannot eliminate.

At Plenty Smiles, a 60-min comprehensive dental clean is a secure investment for optimal dental health. Our hygienists will evaluate the condition of your gums following a thorough dental clean and finalise with advice for oral hygiene at home to give the best care to your teeth.

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Dental Assistant talking with patient in chair

Preventive Dental Care 

Our hygiene department harness their intensive training, skills, experience and the latest techniques and equipment to inform and assist patients with the knowledge to comprehensively maintain their dental implants and care for their smiles.

Periodic evaluation and extensive hygienic maintenance are provided to ensure the patient’s mouth is in good condition. You will be completely looked after and provided with the utmost care and attention with every visit.

As we know how important healthy smiles are, our professional and highly experienced dental hygiene team focus on providing all our patients with preventive dental care that is highly beneficial for their health in the long run.

 

Care for your oral health at home

At every hygiene visit, your hygienist will provide you with the best practices for the care of your oral health at home according to your individual condition.
Regular hygiene with daily flossing and twice daily brushing is paramount to reduce invisible particles of food from forming plaque on the gumline.
This plaque can then affect the gums and form cavities.

Oral Hygiene FAQ’s?

How to manage dental fear or anxiety?

 Local anaesthesia is available on request to make your experience more comfortable. Our dentists, hygienists and dental assistants will give you exceptional care for your dental health. With a gentle hand we ensure you have the most comfortable process possible.

Do I really need to floss?

Flossing removes food and the plaque left over after brushing, from under the gum line and in between your teeth. Believe it or not, brushing only does about 50% of the job! In fact, brushing just once a day removes an average of 43% of plaque. That leaves over 50% of plaque on your teeth, not including what’s in between!

Plaque that is left behind hardens within 12 hours in wedge like formations, known as Tartar. The Tartar widens the spaces between teeth and gums as it attracts plaque and with removal not maintained it creates further build-up.

This build-up causes pocketing in the gums and allows plaque to further develop into tarter below the gum line. Ultimately leading to gum recession and sensitivity, bone loss of the jaw and loosening of the teeth over a prolonged period.

what should I be using In between my teeth?

Floss either waxed or unwaxed will do the job! We recommend to all our patients to use floss in combination with interdental brushes, to get the best results. Use whatever you find easier; we recommend a range of products from the ideal traditional floss to floss on a holder and flossettes.

Electric or Manual Toothbrush, which should I be using?

The decision is yours! Regardless of your choice, we always recommend opting for a toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles.

While a manual toothbrush gets the job done, our habits often lead us to stick to the same routine, resulting in missed areas and less thorough cleaning. Electric toothbrushes, backed by extensive research, offer greater effectiveness and ergonomic advantages for comprehensive oral hygiene. Studies demonstrate their superior plaque removal compared to manual brushes. Additionally, electric brushes often feature pressure sensors to prevent excessive force, reducing the risk of gum recession and sensitivity.

Do I really need to use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is best known to aid in freshening your breath and typically isn’t a necessity for daily use. However there are some things to consider when including it in your oral care routine. Alcohol containing mouth wash is not recommended as it kills all bacteria, both good and bad! Instead if you do wish to use a mouthwash, use one that is alcohol free and ideally containing fluoride.

There is quite a lot of disputing information out there regarding when is best to use mouthwash. The National Health Service NHS recommends avoiding the use of mouth wash straight after brushing, as this can wash away the fluoride from your toothpaste which helps protect your teeth. Most brands have recommendations based on their use, so check the label for the order of use and the benefits for you!

What is plaque? How is it formed?

Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth every day.

This biofilm is formed by living microbes surrounded by a gluey polymer layer, this sticky coating helps the microbes attach to surfaces in your mouth so they can grow into thriving microcolonies.

When you eat carbs and sugary foods and drinks, bacteria feed on the sugars, producing acids that eat away at our enamel. Over time, our enamel breaks down, eventually leaving a cavity in the tooth.

Feel the pleasure of a fresh, clean and healthy smile

Book your comprehensive hygiene appointment today!