Maintain a clean and healthy smile that not only looks great, but could save your teeth from future problems.
At Complete Smiles, you’ll be as comfortable and informed as possible throughout any treatment we give you.
We understand how important your smile is and the effect a brighter, whiter smile can have on your life.
Two of the main issues that a hygienist addresses are tooth decay and gum disease. Despite them being relatively easy to manage through good oral hygiene, they are two of the leading causes of tooth loss. Addressing these issues consistently, and coming up with a maintenance plan, can provide good oral health into your later life.
Teeth are constantly exposed to a build-up of materials throughout the day. This build-up forms on the teeth as plaque, a substance which not only harbours bacteria, but also produces acid which can erode the teeth’s outer enamel layer.
The bacteria in your mouth is not a risk to your teeth when it is kept at low levels,but not brushing and flossing your teeth regularly means these levels can become damaging. There is also a link between increased oral bacteria and other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Maintaining your oral health will help to look after your teeth, but over time build up of plaque and tartar can occur in those hard to reach areas. Our hygienist will remove this build up and focus on identifying and treating any gum disease. This preventative care could save your teeth later in life.
For more information regarding this treatment give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.
Your hygienist will talk to you about your oral health history and carefully examine your mouth checking for signs of gum disease and mouth cancer. They will check for signs of decay and any other dental problems. The next step is to scale and polish your teeth, this will remove any plaque and tartar, especially in those hard to reach areas. They will then use Airflow polishing to remove stains and debris on the tooth surface. Once physical treatment has finished they will discuss any concerns or further treatment plans that may be needed, as well as advice on how to maintain your oral health.
You’ll enjoy several benefits from seeing a hygienist, these include:
• You’ll be seeing an expert in oral health care.
• They can remove hardened plaque (tartar) that you cannot remove from brushing alone.
• A scale and polish can help remove stains on the teeth.
• They can help you understand techniques for effective brushing and flossing.
• They can spot early signs of gum disease and teach you how to manage it.
• The preventative care will help you avoid problems later in life.
Take them out for eating and brushing or for important business meetings. (Most patients keep them in anyway because the aligners are “invisible”.)
No one needs to know you are having treatment.
Change the aligners once a week – or once a fortnight.
Each set moves your teeth towards their final position.
Invisalign make a series of bespoke aligners that are just right for your teeth and gums.
An Invisalign patient typically stops covering their mouths when they laugh and starts proudly showing off their beautiful smile.
Following your hygienist appointment your teeth will not only feel fantastic, but your smile will be brighter, whiter, and healthier!
A hygienist treatment is an essential part of your oral health. You’ll instantly notice the benefits following your appointment of a fresh and clean mouth.Read More
Regular visits to the hygienist will help you prevent any gum diseases. You can say good-bye to toothaches, inflamed and bleeding gums if you go regularly and follow their advice.
During your appointment your hygienist will assess your oral health, clean and polish your teeth removing build-up of plaque, and advise you on how best to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The appointment will take 30 minutes.Book Consultation
A clean and healthy mouth improves the appearance of your teeth and freshens your breath. Good cleaning significantly reduces the risk of needing treatments such as fillings, gum recession, and teeth drifting. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease. A hygienist is more specially trained to clean your teeth and advise you on how to maintain good oral hygiene.
Yes, although it’s advised you avoid food and drink that can stain your teeth within the first couple of hours, such as tea, coffee, beetroot.
You will need a hygienist prescription from your dentist to book an appointment. Speak to your dentist first if you feel you need to see the hygienist.
Usually not. The hygienist appointment is usually longer to allow time for thorough cleaning.
As long as your regular dentist has written us a full hygiene prescription, we'll be able to do the work. GDC guidelines state that this must happen after they've given you a thorough assessment of your mouth and is valid for however many months are on your recall check-up reminder; once it's due, then just come in so that we can renew the prescription!