Our dental hygienist will help you during your hygiene appointments, discuss your current oral care routine and advise you on the best way to achieve good oral hygiene. Our Dental hygienists will create an individual strategy to assist you in preserving and enhancing your overall dental health and well-being to achieve a perfect smile.
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Dental Hygienist Wandsworth
Your dental hygiene plan will include the following dental treatments:
- Elimination of stains
- Treatment for bad breath
- Gum disease preventative measures and treatment options
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Maintenance of orthodontic appliances
- Sensitive tooth treatment
- Fluoride therapy
- Treatment and prevention of periodontal disease
- Tooth whitening treatments are also an option
Our dental practice has the most recent cleaning technology for optimal dental hygiene
During your dental hygienist treatment, we will discuss the causes of poor dental hygiene, how to avoid tooth decay, prevent bleeding gums and gum disease plus how to manage general dental problems. During your hygiene appointment, we remove plaque, buildup, and stains from the tooth surface with air, warm water ultrasonic technology, and ultrafine powder, we also discuss with you and create a plan to ensure that you are providing yourself with good dental care at home, between dental hygiene appointments to protect your smile.
Dental Hygienist FAQs
- Lack of gum disease
- Confidence in your smile
- Absence of pain, severe pain and tooth sensitivity
- Having fresh breath, healthy teeth and gums
It is easy for calculus, also known as tartar, to accumulate around your teeth, which you cannot clean off at home. This buildup has the potential to cause gum disease.
Dental hygienists are experts at dealing with dental issues, stain removal, providing a deep clean to prevent gum disease and provide a good platform for your general dentistry.
Regular dental hygiene is important for your general oral health and you can also discuss teeth whitening and general care for your teeth and gums including flossing each tooth to keep your smile healthy.
Hygienists at Direct Dental clean your teeth using special, pain free tools, and give you tips on how to stop buildup from happening as often. It doesn’t matter how well you brush your teeth; seeing the hygienist is vital.
Our dental hygiene experts are experienced in seeing nervous patients, people with medical conditions, new patients for an initial consultation to assist you in preventing dental problems. A dental hygiene consultation can offer a higher education about issues that may affect your health.
- Stains on your teeth that don’t come off when you brush.
- Your braces have been removed and you need your teeth deep cleaning
- You need help getting rid of halitosis (bad breath)
- Treatment of periodontal disease or a possible infection
- You wish to discuss and start a treatment of teeth whitening
- You want to feel more confident with your oral health, gums and smile
The short answer is no! Using a toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day helps to prevent cavities and gum disease by physically removing plaque and bacteria from the teeth. It is not something that mouthwash can accomplish.
You should consider using a mouthwash that contains fluoride after you eat. It can benefit your oral health since it provides an application of fluoride and neutralizes the acids created by bacteria and food.
After brushing your teeth, you should not rinse your mouth with water or mouth rinse because you are merely washing away the high fluoride content that is in your toothpaste, which provides a topical benefit to your teeth.
Yes, you should floss your teeth for the same reasons that you brush your teeth every day. When you floss or use an interdental brush to clean the space between your teeth, you eliminate plaque and food particles that your toothbrush cannot reach which is the best way of keeping your gums healthy.
When you clean these areas daily with dental floss, you remove the plaque deposits whilst they are still soft. If you don’t floss or brush every day, the plaque can harden into tartar, making it harder or even impossible to get rid of without a dental hygiene appointment.
There are a number of quality toothpastes to choose from; some are especially good for sensitive teeth, whitening, preventing tartar buildup, treating gum disease, but exactly which brand to buy is very much a personal preference.
At Direct Dental, we believe that fluoridated toothpaste is the best way to help prevent teeth from getting cavities and offer the best all around clean.
If you have allergies and need an SLS-free toothpaste or ethical concerns about particular products, you can source PETA-approved alternatives.
Yes! Maintaining a healthy level of fluoride in your body is essential and will strengthen your defences against cavities.
External staining from things such as food, alcohol, smoking and ground spices such as tumeric are the most common reason for discoloured teeth.
You can discuss with your dentist the option for tooth whitening, or a complete teeth whitening treatment plan.
Professional cleaning and polishing will eliminate surface stains and restore your teeth to their natural colour. At Direct Dental we can eliminate stains with an Air Polishing treatment.
The air polisher uses a jet of compressed air, water, and fine powder particles to polish and clean the tooth’s surface. Plaque, soft deposits and stains come off quickly and without pain.
Few people have naturally white teeth. Most people have teeth that are yellow in different shades. If you don’t like the natural colour of your teeth after the surface stains have been removed we can discuss theeth whitening.
At Direct Dental, we will always be as gentle as possible in the pursuit of our target to ensure that your treatment is stress and pain-free. Our dental practice is focused on patient comfort.
The majority of patients do not report any discomfort during a hygiene procedure; however, if you have gum recession, oedema, or inflammation, there is a possibility that you may have sensitivity or tenderness in your teeth.
If you ask any of our dentists they will tell you that you should attend a 6 month checkup and hygiene appointment.
The recommended frequency is based on several factors, including your daily oral hygiene practice. It also depends on whether you already have oral issues, or are more likely to get them, because of a general health issue or lifestyle choices.
When you see our dentists in Wandsworth for dental treatments, we will evaluate all of these factors, and based on our findings we will suggest a frequency that is appropriate for you.
Yes appointments are available at the practice to see a dental hygienist who can check your oral health and do a limited number of treatments. It can be a quick and easy method to examine your oral health and get assistance and information before you make your next appointment.
Gum disease is not fatal but could lead to periodontal disease, which is much worse and will need further and more involved treatment.
Research has shown that periodontal disease is a contributing factor to a variety of clinically relevant systemic disorders, including endocarditis. Endocarditis is an uncommon condition that can be significant if left untreated.