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Dental Hygiene

Expert Dental Hygiene in London

Good oral hygiene is a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Regular visits to a dental hygienist can help protect against the need for more extensive future dental treatments. A dental hygienist specialises in preventive oral health, typically focusing on cleaning your teeth and educating you on keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Our dental hygienist in London, Cricklewood carries out professional teeth scaling and polishing to remove plaque and tartar deposits. We will also advise you on how best to look after your teeth with tailored advice for your at-home oral care. Come see us!

Maintain Your Smile With Teeth Cleaning & Polishing

A typical visit to our London dental hygienist starts with assessing your oral health, checking for signs of decay, gum disease, or other potential issues. Next, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums using various instruments designed for plaque and tartar removal. After cleaning, we will polish your teeth to remove surface stains and ensure your teeth feel smooth. Throughout your visit, we will offer professional guidance on maintaining your dental health, which may include tips on brushing, flossing, or even preventing bad breath. We suggest visiting our dental hygienist every six months. Those with dental or health concerns may need to visit more frequently. Almás Dentistry & Aesthetics is proud to offer state-of-the-art AIR-FLOW® Swiss technology to enhance our services:

AIR-FLOW® Treatment

AIR-FLOW® treatment effectively removes stains and cleans sensitive teeth, braces, and other orthodontic appliances. The system uses specially formulated powders to remove stains and eliminate plaque, providing a standard of cleanliness that is second to none. This non-invasive treatment is recognised as one of the most efficient teeth cleaning methods combating discolouration, working wonders on even the most persistent stains.  

What Can Dental Hygiene Achieve for Patients?

Regular dental hygiene visits go beyond just maintaining a bright smile. Dental hygienists are skilled in identifying early signs of gum disease and tooth decay that may not be visible to the untrained eye. With early detection, interventions can occur before issues progress into more serious conditions requiring invasive treatments. Research also shows a direct link between dental health and conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. By having routine dental checks and cleanings, you can ensure your well-being. Maintain the health of your gums and teeth with our assistance. Polished teeth can leave you feeling more confident in the radiance of your smile for improved self-esteem and overall health.

What Should You Expect Post-Treatment?

After receiving treatment from a dental hygienist, you may notice sensitivity in your teeth and gums. However, this should subside within a few days. You may also experience minor bleeding, especially if there is pre-existing inflammation or gum disease. Our team may advise avoiding eating or drinking anything too hot, cold, or intensely coloured (such as red wine or coffee) to prevent further discomfort or staining. Post-treatment care is essential to follow to maintain optimal oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended you visit the dental hygienist regularly. We will determine the appropriate number of annual visits based on your clinical needs and personal preferences.

Good oral hygiene is vital in eliminating gum disease and decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Regular visits to a dental hygienist will ensure that hidden and difficult-to-reach plaque and tartar are removed from your teeth. Hygienists can help you maintain brighter, whiter teeth with scaling and polishing. AIR-FLOW® therapy and cosmetic teeth whitening treatments can remove surface stains, leaving you a fresher smile.

AIR-FLOW® is a brightening, non-abrasive technology that gently cleans and polishes teeth. It removes stains, discolourations, tartar, and plaque using a combination of compressed air, water, and fine powder particles.

A dental hygienist focuses on preventive care, emphasising good oral hygiene while performing routine cleanings. A dentist can diagnose and treat more complex dental conditions, performing procedures such as fillings, extractions, root canals, and more. While hygienists support and enhance the work of general dentists, they typically do not perform restorative or invasive procedures.

Dental hygienists can recognise the early signs of oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. While cleaning and polishing your teeth, they check for soft spots suggesting decay and inspect the gums for signs of inflammation or deep pockets indicating gum disease. If a dental hygienist suspects a more complicated issue, they will refer the patient to a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Dental hygienists remain at the forefront of preventive dental care, championing oral health. Their role is designed to help patients prevent the onset of dental diseases before they start. Education is a significant part of their work, instructing patients on the best oral hygiene and dental practices. They advise patients on nutrition and habits impacting their oral health, including smoking cessation. Regular dental cleanings by a hygienist remove tartar and plaque that brushing alone may not eliminate. They may also provide preventive treatments such as sealants and fluoride to protect against cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule your next dental hygienist visit at our London dental clinic to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life!

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