Why are dental hygiene appointments needed?
We offer regular andextended dental hygiene appointments for new and existing patients in our clinic located just a few minutes from King’s Cross Station.
Review the offers below for the best price of a regular or deep hygiene session, and contact our friendly front of house staff with any questions you have, or to book your appointment.
*hygiene session for 20 minutes only
Dental hygiene treatment against gingivitis
If you notice bleeding while brushing your teeth, you may have developed an early stage of gingivitis. Further symptoms that will help you identify it are bad breath, visible tartar buildup near the gums, as well as red, swollen and sensitive gums.
Although gingivitis is often blamed on poor oral hygiene, we also need to consider that some people have a biological predisposition to an easier collection of calculus. Regardless of the reason, however, gingivitis needs to be addressed as early in the process as possible.
Untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis and cause gum infection, dental abscess, and even irreversible gum recession. The latter can then lead to teeth loss and damage on the jaw bone’s structure and shape.
Dental hygiene treatment for red, swollen gums
If you have noticed that you have red swollen gums but haven’t been previously diagnosed with any periodontal disease, you may have a mild infection caused by a collection of tartar in an area of your mouth.
We strongly recommend a full dental check-up to assess the condition of teeth and gums. For the best results, book a dental hygiene session before your check-up appointment, or take advantage of one of our offers and book a combined session. Thoroughly cleaned teeth will allow the dentist to gain a better understanding of your dental health and suggest a course of action.
How often should you book a dental hygiene appointment?
When suffering from red and swollen gums, we recommend booking your next hygiene session 3 or 4 months apart. Regular deep cleaning and polishing of your teeth will allow your gums to heal and completely eliminate the infection.
Dental hygiene treatment for paradontosis
If you have been diagnosed with periodontosis, we recommend treatment from a periodontist (a dentist specialising in the treatment of advanced gum disease. Where this is not possible; however, dental hygiene (extended session) can help you keep the health of your teeth and avoid further development of the infection.
Periodontosis, a rather severe gum condition, is irreversible and causes gum recession, which in turn can lead to teeth loss. If you have a biological predisposition to gum disease, we recommend attending dental hygiene appointments every 4 to 6 months and monitoring your dental health closely.
During the hygiene session, the dental hygienist will be able to clean collected dental calculus located under the gums, which is often impossible to reach when brushing your teeth. To keep your teeth healthy, you will need to brush a minimum twice a day, floss, and regularly use interdental brushes between hygiene sessions.
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