Even those who brush their teeth twice a day and floss regularly may have to see a hygienist at least twice a year to ensure that tartar accumulation is removed and any potential problems are quickly diagnosed. People who are asymptomatic and pain-free may still suffer from gum disease and early treatment is much easier and far more cost-effective.
Dental hygiene work involves removing plaque (a soft, sticky layer of bacteria, food & saliva) and hard tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect your teeth. While this is definitely beneficial, it unfortunately means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will build up over time, almost like the limescale deposits at the base of your kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it can also vary from brown to black in colour.
If this tartar is allowed to build up on the teeth, it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive beside the gums. Regular cleaning, as well as deeper scaling and root-planing (cleaning under the gums), removes plaque (tartar) and associated bacteria. This helps prevent decay as well as gum disease (gingivitis), and bone loss (periodontal disease), the major cause of tooth loss. Regular hygiene appointments help maintain teeth for life.
ANYONE FOR A SPARKE POLISH ?
Our Airflow treatment is designed to remove simple tooth staining caused by red wine, tea, coffee and smoking. It can help to improve the lustre of teeth and make them feel fantastically fresh and clean.
Although not a tooth whitening treatment, the airflow will significantly improve tooth brightness and can be an immediate, cost effective way to help bring back that sparkle to your smile.
What is Airflow (sparkle) polishing?
Airflow polishing is a new hygiene cleaning treatment that uses a mixture of air, jet water and sodium bicarbonate to polish and clean your teeth dramatically during your hygiene visits. The treatment is not a chemical treatment and therefore there will be no risk to patients of any irritation or chemical burns. Airflow polishing is an advanced version of a scale and polish treatment, but the patient will walk away the same day with amazing, clean results. We have invested in NSK’s Prophy-Mate neo dental air polisher unit and FLASH pearl, providing the ultimate air-polishing experience.
How does Airflow polishing work ?
The Airflow polishing system shoots a high pressured blast of water, bicarbonate (variety of flavours), and air through a small nozzle onto the surfaces of the patients teeth and has been proven to be an effective tool at removing stains and plaque. Airflow is able to get into the nooks and crannies of your teeth, giving you an overall effective, good clean, leaving you with fresh, healthy teeth and gums.
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