|What problem does it solve?||Tartar build up on your teeth is not only an aesthetic problem, it can also lead to the development of cavities and it is considered the primary factor in gum disease. As tartar bonds strongly to enamel, it can be only removed by a dental professional. Having your teeth cleaned professionally in every 6 months plays an essential role in the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay.|
|Recommended additional treatment(s):||Complete dental check-up|
|Expected treatment time or appointment:||1 appointment, 30-60 mins|
Consultation - (£ 45)
Dental hygiene treatment - (£ 67-157)
We provide the indispensable deep cleaning that your teeth need to remain healthy and fight off infections. Your oral care at home is not enough, and you should have a hygiene session every six months, to clean the roots of your teeth and your gums.
Even the most rigorous and careful at home oral hygiene routine will leave the mouth with some trace amounts of bacteria, because not all parts of the mouth are accessible when cleaning your own teeth. Even if you floss and use mouthwash, there is still the tooth roots and the areas beneath the gum line that accumulate bacteria and can be the cause of tooth decay, periodontitis and countless other dental problems as well. Every half a year or so, a professional dental cleaning is needed as a preventative measure and an oral health booster.Book Cost
A professional hygiene session or deep cleaning entails the dentist cleaning out the food detritus and plaque or hardened tartar form the tooth surfaces and tooth gaps. But it also entails root planning and a scaling, which means the dentist will remove all of the accumulated gunk from the gum line as well, and will also prevent the formation of cavities by spotting them early and removing the cavity causing agents. This session can also be tied in with an oral cancer screening and a consultation session, in case you need any further dental treatments.
A dental cleaning can be thought of as an investment, and as such, it is one that will save you a ton of money in the future. Oral hygiene sessions are classified into three categories, each with a set price, the lowest being only 47 pounds. Which category you are in depends on how much work is needed to clean your teeth, and how much chair time is needed to complete the task. We highly recommend getting two of these sessions each year, to prevent expensive and potentially painful dental treatments in the future.
The shortest hygiene session is around 15 minutes, while the longest lasts about one hour, but is reserved for only the most extreme cases, and these sessions can last shorter the more frequently you get them. As a rea time saver, we recommend getting them at your half year check-up which is a necessary part of your oral health and is highly recommended.
This special kind of tooth whitening session has the advantage of being the most gentle method of tooth whitening, but is also highly effective at removing stains and plaque from the tooth surfaces. The Airflow device uses a high powered stream of sodium bicarbonate, water and air to remove stains from the affected teeth.
The powdered sodium bicarbonate removes stains from the tooth surfaces, while the water washes them off of the affected areas. The result is a brilliant white smile that has a natural shine to it. The treatment does not damage the tooth enamel and after the polishing that is part of this treatment, plaque will not be able to stick to your enamel.
We highly recommend this treatment to anyone who smokes, drinks coffee or tea, or to anyone who has a tendency to accumulate tartar, or have gingivitis or periodontitis. Tartar removal with Airflow technology is a part of periodontitis treatment.