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How a trip to the hygienist can restore your smile - Dentist Surrey

You might think that by cleaning your teeth for two minutes twice a day, you are keeping your smile 100% free from decay and disease, but your mouth can harbour plaque, which is difficult to see and reach, even with floss. According to dentalhealth, 33% of British adults have never flossed or cleaned interdentally, which means they will be more susceptible to gum disease.

Nowadays, adult teeth are mostly lost through gum disease rather than tooth decay, but regular dental hygiene visits can keep your gums and teeth healthy, preventing the need for more invasive treatment further down the line.

What happens at a hygiene appointment?

Initially, we will ask some questions about your dental and medical history and decipher any issues with your teeth, to tailor the appointment to your needs. After carrying out an initial dental hygiene examination, our hygienist at Sync Dental Centres will then scale your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up, perform a clean and polish to remove any stains on the surface of your teeth and give advice tailored to your oral hygiene on how to maintain good dental health, demonstrating techniques you can implement at home.

, How a trip to the hygienist can restore your smile

What are the benefits and how often should I see a hygienist?

Each person and their needs are different, so one person might need to go to the hygienist every 6 months, whilst another might only need to go once a year. That is why it’s best if you have a check-up with one of our dentists first, so they can determine the frequency of hygiene visits you require. We might also recommend that you have a thorough clean at a hygiene appointment before you undergo any complex dental treatment, such as dental implants.

Regular dental hygiene appointments at Sync will ensure that hard to reach plaque that is not very visible is removed from your teeth, eliminating the rough surface which factors into the build-up of bacterial numbers and improving the health of your teeth and gums.

Hygienists can help maintain a white, brighter smile, as well as providing advice on diet and how to care for your teeth and gums in the comfort of your own home.

What is AIR-FLOW therapy?

Here at Sync Dental Centres, we use Airflow, a revolutionary new treatment that uses jet spray technology, pushing out water, bicarbonate and compressed air to remove brown, yellow or grey stains on the teeth. This ensures that all areas of your mouth can be accessed and effectively treated. The process is not painful and lasts for approximately half an hour, leaving you with a brighter, whiter and healthier looking smile after just one visit. The lasting effects of your treatment will depend on your lifestyle choices. If you drink coffee and smoke cigarettes, stains will return quicker than normal, but good oral hygiene and regular dentist check-ups will help maintain the results.

If you would like to speak to one of the team to book a hygiene appointment, then contact us on 01932 856541 or email us at [email protected]. We are always happy to talk to you!

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