Getting your teeth cleaned is one of the most common dental procedures. It is cost effective, pain free and of huge health and cosmetic benefit to the patient. We recommend all our patients should have their teeth scaled and polished at least once a year (some patients may need 6-month, or even 3-month cleanings, in order to deal with a particularly resistant gum condition). The process involves the use of an ultrasonic cleaner, irrigated with water which gently cleans all plaque, tartar and stains away from every surface of your teeth. The whole process takes about 30 minutes, depending on the severity of stains and plaque build-up and along with a good oral health routine should minimise the damage which plaque can cause.
We offer hygiene advice routinely during all our patients’ dental health checks. We check the gums, bone, and overall health of the teeth, and we will advise you on how to keep them healthy.
In certain cases, we may refer you for specialist periodontal treatment. If this is required, we will explain the overall process and organise the referral for you from our clinic. As part of your ongoing care, you will be offered a recall appointment for 6 to 12 months.
Finally, if you have sensitive teeth, please make sure that you let us know. We can give you small amount of anaesthetic to numb the area beforehand, making the whole process much more pleasant.