Dental Hygienist Appointments

Dental hygiene appointments are a crucial service provided at Westbury Smiles that can improve the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. We recommend regular dental hygiene appointments in order to improve and maintain your oral health. Professional teeth cleaning can help to treat and prevent the progression of gum disease which is a common cause of tooth loss.

Why do you need to visit the hygienist?

Even with the most meticulous brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar develop on your teeth and gums. Plaque is made up of soft food deposits and bacteria which causes gum inflammation and tooth decay. Over 24-72 hours plaque hardens to form tartar which requires professional tooth cleaning to remove.

Having regular hygiene appointments can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay leading to a healthier and more confident smile. During your appointment the dental hygienist will remove plaque, tartar and staining from your teeth and gum line through scaling and polishing. During your appointment we will advise you on ways to optimise your oral health routine to help prevent future build-ups.

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Fresh breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis can be embarrassing and it is critical to try to ascertain the underlying cause. Gum disease caused by bacteria around your teeth and gums is a common cause for bad breath. Early gum disease is reversible whilst more advanced gum disease can cause irreversible damage. Regular hygiene appointments allow your dentist and hygienist to detect any problems or disease early in order to maintain a good dental gum health.

Stain removal

Your teeth are in constant contact with what you eat and drink. Tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco can all contribute to surface tooth staining and discolouration of your teeth. Teeth also discolour with age and certain medical conditions. We offer stain removal services in order to help you remove those stubborn stains, improve your smile and oral health. Over time plaque can build up on the tooth surface creating a yellow layer which in turn can become brown if not cleaned regularly through a good home oral health routine and professions dental cleaning.

Other services to improve appearance

Where discolouration is deeper within the tooth other methods may be required to improve the appearance and can be discussed with your dentist. These can include tooth whitening, composites or veneers and crowns.

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