Your oral health is often referred to as a ‘window’ to your overall health. With this in mind, we strive to ensure our patients have a clean and well-maintained mouth to help them live a healthy and confident lifestyle!
During your initial appointment, our hygienist will assess your oral hygiene and devise a customised oral health plan to help improve and maintain your dental health.
This plan can include:
Tooth brushing cannot remove plaque that has hardened over time (calculus) and only removes soft deposits in the mouth. The presence of hardened deposits will lead to gum disease which is why we recommend regular scale and polish treatments with the hygienist. It is important to see your hygienist for regular cleans to keep the gums healthy, and to prevent problems later down the line!
This treatment may be done in one appointment or spread across two appointments depending on the amount of deposits visible and the health of the gums. For patients with advanced gum disease we recommend 3-monthly visits with the hygienist for ‘deep cleaning’ of the gums.
It’s normal to get some build-up of calculus (tartar) around the teeth. The issue is that bacteria like to cling to the calculus and irritate the gums, causing them to be red and to bleed easily.
Calculus cannot be removed with a toothbrush and can only be removed by special cleaning instruments used by a hygienist.
If your gums are:
It is important to visit the hygienist regularly and to keep on top of your oral hygiene to keep the gums healthy!
Our hygienist offers deep cleaning to effectively treat gum disease.
Mouthwash should never be seen as a replacement for brushing your teeth. Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash does not remove plaque from the teeth – only toothbrushing will do this!
Mouthwash can be used at a different time to tooth brushing during the day to give your teeth an extra dose of fluoride. It’s important not to use mouthwash (or water) straight after brushing as it washes the toothpaste, which has a higher fluoride concentration, off the teeth!
Yes! Fluoride helps strengthen the teeth and protect them from decay. It also helps soothe tooth sensitivity.
Black teas and coffees, smoking, curries, turmeric and red wine are the main culprits!
Our innovative air flow polishing treatment uses a machine which uses compressed air, a fine powder and water to gently clean and polish the teeth. This treatment is very effective at removing stains and is recommended for smokers and coffee drinkers. Air flow polishing can be combined with teeth whitening to get a sparkling white smile, leaving your mouth instantly refreshed.
We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.