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Professional Hygienist treatment

Regular visits to the hygienist can help to keep your teeth and gums in optimum condition. How often you need to see the hygienist will depend on your individual needs.

Professional Hygienist treatment

Regular visits to the hygienist can help to keep your teeth and gums in optimum condition. How often you need to see the hygienist will depend on your individual needs.

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It is possible to enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for a long time if you pay careful consideration to your dental hygiene between visits and ensure you visit your Ilford dentist and hygienist regularly – as often as they recommend.

When we clean our teeth, we do not always manage to reach into every nook and cranny. So, if you are not visiting your dentist regularly plaque will build up and cause much more significant problems in the future. These problems can include tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. Professional oral hygiene treatment prevents the progress of all types of dental disease.

During your oral hygiene visit we will give your teeth a thorough scale, clean and polish. In addition we will use Airflow treatment which uses water and a fine, flavoured powder to gently remove plaque and stains, leaving you with ultra-clean, sparkling teeth. It is ideal for getting rid of the stains caused by smoking, tea, coffee, red wine and curries restoring your teeth to their natural whiteness.

We recommend this treatment before tooth whitening to ensure the best results.

After the treatment we will then assist you with a recommended daily oral health routine as by carrying out effective oral health procedures at home, you can help prevent the build up of plaque to maintain a healthy mouth.

Important dental hygiene tips

The tips below will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Brushing Your Teeth

You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes using a good brushing technique. Hold the toothbrush against the gums at a 45-degree angle and use short strokes. Gently clean all tooth surfaces, including the back of the teeth.

Interdental Brushing

By using an interdental brush daily you will remove plaque and food from areas that tooth brushes cannot reach. Our dental hygienist will be able to demonstrate how you can turn and bend the interdental brush to reach more difficult areas.

Dental Flossing

Dental floss performs a similar job to interdental brushes and removes food and plaque from places your toothbrush cannot reach, including between teeth. Our dental hygienist will be able to demonstrate how to use dental floss for maximum effect and clean, healthy teeth.

Superfloss

Superfloss can help you to clean bridges, braces and between any teeth with wide gaps. The stiffened end of this floss makes it easy to thread it where you need it and each pre-cut strand includes two types of floss. Spongy floss helps clean around braces, bridges and wider gaps whilst regular floss can be used between teeth. Our dental hygienist will be happy to advise you about Superfloss.

Waterpik® (Water Flossing)

Water flossing is a way to clean between and around your teeth. A water flosser is a handheld device that sprays streams of water in steady pulses. The water, like traditional floss, removes food from between teeth. It can be an option for people who have trouble flossing by hand. People who have had dental work that makes flossing difficult—like braces, or permanent or fixed bridges or for people who do not like flossing.