We recommend visiting the dentist once every 6 months for a check-up to ensure you have a healthy smile
At Complete Smiles, you’ll be as comfortable and informed as possible throughout any treatment we give you.
A professional dental clean will get to those hard to reach places that can be missed by brushing and flossing alone.
Dental cleaning helps control the bacteria in your mouth that are responsible for causing bad breath. Though brushing and flossing the teeth regularly can help keep the breath fresh, a professional dental cleaning is also important for maintaining odour-free oral health.
Good dental hygiene also helps prevent diseases such as gum disease. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss for adults in the UK and it has been linked to systemic conditions, such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and mental dysfunction.
If you show signs of gum disease, your dental hygienist will recommend a deep cleaning to remove plaque from below the gum line.
A good routine of brushing and flossing regularly is essential for good dental hygiene, we also recommend you have at least 1 Dental Hygiene Treatment once every 3 months.
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.
Brushing thoroughly for 2 minutes at least twice a day will help remove plaque from your teeth and gum line. Flossing will help to remove plaque and food from between your teeth, this is important to prevent decay and gum disease.
Your dental hygienist will also be able to do a deep clean of the teeth. This relatively painless treatment is a powerful and effective method for removing plaque from the surface of the teeth without harming the enamel.
A strategic combination of water, air, and sodium bicarbonate delivers a comfortable yet highly effective cleaning treatment. Your smile will be brighter and healthier after just a single visit.
Good dental hygiene will help remove the build-up of plaque or tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth. This will help keep your teeth healthy and breathe fresh.
Preventative care is always less expensive than emergency care, that’s why it’s so important to look after your teeth.
Other benefits include:
• Reduced chance of tooth decay
• Reduced tooth sensitivity
• Reduced likelihood of cavities, and the resulting fillings
• More likely to keep your teeth rather than need dentures or crowns
• Fresher breath
• Reduced chance of root canals and oral surgery
• Better gum health
• Lowered risk of serious health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and stokes
To help keep your teeth clean after your dental hygiene clean, you can take the following steps:
• Brush your teeth at least twice a day
• Floss regularly to remove plaque and food from between your teeth
• Use mouthwash daily
• Avoid food and drink that stains your teeth, such as coffee, wine, and beetroot
• Avoid smoking
• Be sure to book your regular check-ups so your dentist can help maintain the health of your teeth.
Good dental hygiene can help reduce the buildup of plaque, this often builds up around the gum line and between the teeth.
Regular brushing and flossing will help remove plaque from the teeth, and a dental clean by your dental hygienist will remove stubborn plaque in those hard to reach areas.Read More
Your dental hygienist cost will depend on many factors. Our dentists can recommend the best course of action for cleaning your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. You will get access to cleaning methods that will remove built up plaque without damaging your teeth and gums.
Removing the buildup of plaque and advice on how to best clean your teeth.Book Consultation
Routine Child Hygiene Session (under 18) Includes Scale and Polish/ Periodontal Treatment
This treatment will ensure your child maintains healthy teeth and reduces the risk of gum disease.
A deeper clean will remove bacteria below the gum line and reach below the gum surface to the root pocket. This is advised for patients showing signs of gum disease.Book Consultation
To maintain your teeth and gums, use a soft toothbrush. Regularly brush for 2 minutes twice a day to remove bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease. Soft-bristle brushes are gentler on the mouth's tissues than other types of toothbrushes like power ones which may be easier if you have trouble using your hands due to arthritis or poor grip strength from diabetes/deformity in many fingers. To avoid inadvertently brushing too hard when cleaning, replace an old toothbrush every 3-4 months (or sooner) because bent bristles aren't as effective at removing plaque buildup - also called tartar - so it might take longer than two minutes per session!
Flossing your teeth daily is an essential part of oral hygiene. It clears food and plaque from the tight spaces between them, preventing tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease or tooth decay if left untreated for too long. There are many different types of floss you can use depending on what's easiest for you - waxed vs unwaxed, dental picks as opposed to using individual strands by hand with fingers tightly gripping each end - but they all work equally well in every case.
Mouthwashes can help your oral health when used in conjunction with brushing and flossing. Your dentist may recommend a specific mouthwash for you, which will vary depending on the type of problem that needs to be addressed. For instance, gum disease sufferers might need two rinses per day while people suffering from dry mouths could use an alcohol-free variety instead of one containing alcohol as it would exacerbate their condition. Kids under six should not use mouthwash as they may swallow it.
You should visit your dentist if you have any of the following issues. If you have a child get them checked if they are having trouble chewing or complaining of soreness: • Mouth sores • Jaw pain • Redness • Swollen face or gums • Tooth sensitivity • Broken teeth • Dry mouth • Bleeding gums • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth Getting checked early will help prevent more serious problems.
#5 Why do I need dental exams? Getting a regular exam at the dentist can help to spot problems early and prevent bigger, more costly treatments later. The first step is cleaning off any buildup of plaque on your teeth so that they are clean for examination by the dental hygienist. If it has been awhile since your last dental hygienist appointment, you may experience some sore or sensitive areas due to lack of attention in between visits with our dentists! You should get an exam every 6 months (or sooner if recommended) because getting checked out regularly will allow us to catch anything before it becomes something much worse down the line!
As a patient, you can expect to get x-rays during your first exam after not seeing the dentist for some time. This helps check tooth and gum health. If you have gum disease or other issues that require an x-ray, then it's likely every 6 months if anything changes in the treatment plan from your dentist. For regular teeth cleanings with no problems found by earlier examinations: two years without any major dental work is usually enough before another full set of pictures are required! Because children’s teeth are changing and because they get cavities more easily, they may have more x-rays done than adults.
Fluoride strengthens teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Kids should use fluoride-based toothpaste to brush their teeth because it can be swallowed while brushing but is safe for dental health in small doses. Adults also benefit from using this product both inside as well to help protect against cavities or other problems like bad breath.