What does a Dental hygiene appointment involve?

During a typical appointment, your dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth and remove any stubborn or difficult to reach plaque and tartar build ups in a process known as a 'scale and polish'. Doing this regularly helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene at home. You should leave your appointment being able to see and feel a difference but regular hygiene appointments go beyond the superficial as a build up of plaque and tartar if untreat can cause gum disease and so regular scaling helps to stop the disease getting worse; and it helps you to eliminate the disease by thorough cleaning at home.

Airflow treatment

Tea and coffee drinkers will know the effects that their choice of beverage has on their smile. Teeth that used to be white end up looking brown. Smokers will experience a similar result. Airflow treatment can get rid of all the plaque and discoloration that those habits have left behind. And you’ll feel no pain either – a fresh clean feel and a great smile are the only two after effects. Airflow is a cosmetic treatment that results in whiter teeth than you have ever had before – and all without the dentist actually touching your teeth! Sounds unlikely? It works through the combined power of three things – air, sodium bicarbonate and a jet of water. To get the best results some prior de-scaling may be required, but Airflow produces great results without any risk of damaging your teeth. The results are immediate – you’ll feel and see the difference as soon as the Airflow dental treatment has been completed.

Tackling tooth fissures

Fissures are grooves usually found in the chewing surface of back teeth. They are difficult to keep clean so there is more risk of decay. Fissures can be sealed with composite sealant to protect them. The fissure sealant is runny at first but sets hard, like paint. Sealants may be see-through or tooth coloured. They are normally only used on children and only on permanent teeth, not milk teeth. Your dentist will discuss whether your child needs sealants.

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