Consistent dental hygiene is the key to a healthy mouth and a confident smile. Our hygiene experts understand that most dental problems can be easily prevented through a regular program of hygiene checks, advice and daily control. If you have ever experienced bad breath, tooth decay or gum disease, the most likely cause of these is bacterial plaque, which can be controlled by effective dental hygiene.
Dental plaque is the sticky layer of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth. Some foods, such as sweet snacks and starches can increase the formation of plaque, which can sometimes remain hidden between the teeth and underneath the gum line. The bacteria in dental plaque release acids, which can lead to cavities and gum inflammation.
Even early stage gum disease or gingivitis can cause unpleasant symptoms such as bad breath and bleeding gums. Left untreated, gum disease can also lead to painful abscesses, receding gums and even loose teeth. At your regular hygiene appointment our hygiene team will screen your gums to check the health and advise accordingly. The regular, professional removal of plaque and tartar will promote healthy gums.
The key to good dental hygiene is an effective daily routine. Our hygienists will provide you with an individual home care plan, tailored to suit your specific dental requirements. We recommend regular hygiene appointments to deal with more stubborn issues and ensure top-notch dental health.
Our standard hygiene appointment costs £88.40.
A powerful yet controlled jet of water, air and fine powder not only polishes all the surfaces of a tooth, removing plaque, discoloration and soft deposits, but also reaches deep into periodontal pockets up to a depth of 5 mm. It is very effective at removing the damaging biofilm that develops when dental plaque is colonized by bacteria and can cause periodontitis and peri-implantitis to develop. Air polish leaves your teeth feeling super clean and smooth and whiter if you have stains from tea, coffee and red wine.
An air polish stain removal appointment costs £25.00.
When you visit a Smile Hub dentist an assessment and diagnosis of your gum health will be completed as part of your examination. You may be referred to a Smile Hub hygienist for your care. If you present with advanced gum disease seeing a specialist may be indicated immediately. In other cases, if you have not responded to our hygiene care or have not been able to maintain your homecare you may require specialist referral. This may involve surgery and/or laser treatment to restore your periodontal health and reshape your gums, so you can clean them effectively.
We are happy to provide short notice appointments with a hygienist whenever availability allows. Please email your local clinic and request a place on our priority list. A member of our team will notify you as soon as an appointment becomes available.