Delivering life-changing smiles Battersea, London

Delivering life-changing smiles Battersea, London

Delivering life-changing smiles Battersea, London

Delivering life-changing smiles Battersea, London

Delivering life-changing smiles Battersea, London

Dental Hygiene Battersea

 

Dental hygiene refers to keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. Your oral health is important because it is closely linked to your general health.

A dental hygienist works closely with your dentist to maintain and enhance your oral health. Whilst your dentist will focus on all aspects of dentistry, a dental hygienist focuses specifically on keeping your mouth and gums clean. In doing so, a dental hygienist can help prevent, as well as treat, problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.

At The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea, our dental hygienists see hundreds of patients from Wandsworth, Clapham, Stockwell, Battersea, Brixton, and throughout London.

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Gum disease

Gum disease can be difficult to identify, with some patients not showing any symptoms until it has firmly taken hold. The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Patients may notice bleeding or sore gums.

A dental hygienist can work with you to treat gingivitis. But if it is left untreated, gingivitis can develop into the more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Periodontitis often needs antibiotics along with a thorough clean of your mouth and a personalised treatment plan from a dental hygienist. If periodontitis is not dealt with, then your teeth are at risk of becoming loose, failing or decaying.

Regular check and hygiene clean

Patients usually visit a dental hygienist every 6 to 12 months. During this visit, the dental hygienist will check on the health and cleanliness of your mouth.

This visit usually includes a traditional scale and polish clean. Your dental hygienist will gently scrape at your teeth to remove plaque. If plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens and is known as tartar. This is much harder to get rid of and can only be achieved by a dental hygienist or dental professional.

Your dental hygienist then finishes off your clean with a polish. Your teeth will look and feel noticeably different.

Airflow

Many patients from Battersea, Clapham, Brixton, Wandsworth, Stockwell and throughout London are now choosing to get an Airflow dental clean. This deep clean is much more thorough and leaves a real difference to the way your teeth look and feel.

Halitosis

If you suffer from bad breath, your dental hygienist can help treat this and give advice about how to prevent halitosis from occurring again.

General hygiene advice

Dental hygienists give lots of advice about how to best keep your mouth and teeth clean.

If you have a certain problem, for example, if your teeth are crooked or overcrowded and you notice that staining is affecting your teeth, your dental hygienist can help show you how to deal with this.

Other advice may include how to keep dental braces clean or how to maintain restorations such as dental implants or veneers. Dental hygienists can give advice about flossing and using interdental brushes too.

Why choose The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea for facial aesthetics?

 

There are many reasons why patients from Battersea, Clapham, Brixton, Stockwell, Wandsworth, and throughout London choose The Cosmetic Dental Gallery for facial aesthetics. We offer:

A free consultation with our Invisalign specialist dentist worth £90

A friendly professional team who will see you through the process

A state-of-the-art dental practice with a relaxing environment

Flexible opening hours at the Battersea dental practice with late evening and weekend appointments available to fit in with your other commitments

Interest free finance to help you manage the cost more affordably

 

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s common to get build ups of calculus (tartar) around your teeth which you will not be able to remove at home. This build up can lead to gum disease. A hygienist can clean this off with special instruments and give you advice on how to decrease the rate of this build up.

No! Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste will manually remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth to reduce the chances of dental decay and gum disease. Mouthwash does not do this!

A fluoride containing mouthwash can benefit you if used after a meal because it gives you an application of fluoride and neutralises the acids caused from bacteria and food. You should not rinse your mouth with water or mouth rinse after brushing your teeth as you are just rinsing off the high fluoride amount in toothpaste which has a topical benefit.

Yes! An appropriate level of fluoride is important and will increase your resistance to dental decay.

Heavily coloured foods and drinks, like tea, coffee, red wine, curry, turmeric etc. Smoking is a big no no!

General Dentistry Treatments

EXAMINATION

EXAMINATION

A dental examination is much more comprehensive than most people are aware. During your exam we do not only check the teeth but also the gums,
Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that are made for your mouth to replace missing teeth

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

This a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth

Hygiene

Hygiene

Dental hygiene is important to your oral health because it reduces your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease

Fillings

Fillings

White or tooth coloured composite filling materials are made from a mixture of a resin base filled with glass type particles

Surgical Tooth Extraction

Surgical Tooth Extraction

In certain instances if a tooth cannot be saved then removal is required

Emergency Treatment

Emergency Treatment

Dental pain can affect your sleep and day to day life. It is always a good idea to get it treated as soon as possible

Bridge

Bridge

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces missing teeth

Crown

Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is cemented over a tooth. It covers the tooth and restores its shape, size, strength and/or improves its appearance

Air Polish

Air Polish

Air-Flow is a professional stain removal system that tackles stubborn stains