Preventative Dentistry » Dental Hygiene
If you have excessive staining on your teeth, recently had a brace removed or have a special occasion coming up, why not treat yourself to our Platinum Supreme Clean service to brighten and freshen your smile with instant and visible results.
Making an appointment with our dental hygienist is easy, you do not need to see a dentist first.
Platinum Supreme Clean with AIR-FLOW®. The Ultimate In Stain Removal
Includes a classic scale and polish∗ but also incorporates air polishing using AIR-FLOW® during the polishing stage. This works by using water pressure to deliver a controlled stream of sodium bicarbonate. These fine particles of powders are propelled by compressed air in a warm spray and directed onto the surfaces of the teeth effectively removing surface stains, plaque and other soft deposits such as food particles trapped in between the teeth.
Air polishing will not scratch the tooth surface therefore it causes no damage. This method is the Ultimate in Stain Removal.
Please be aware you may experience minor gum irritation following cleaning.
∗A classic Scale & Polish includes the removal of traces of plaque and hard tartar which cannot be removed by simply brushing alone and a polishing stage helping to clean your teeth and remove staining which may have been caused by smoking, foods, red wine, coffee, tea etc.
If you do suffer from any form of gum disease seeing the Dental Hygienist every 3-6 months is an important part of keeping your teeth long term.
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Are you brushing correctly?
Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth.
Move systematically around the mouth.
Remember to clean the inside surfaces and the biting surfaces.
Dont forget behind the top and bottom teeth.
A good technique will take 2 minutes.
Are you flossing?
Debris accumulates between the teeth.
If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form.
Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed.
Work the floss gently under the gum.