Dental Hygiene Treatment and stain removal

Jun 17, 2024

A dental hygienist provides dental hygiene treatment, helping to remove plaque and tartar deposits that accumulate on your teeth. This professional cleaning, known as scaling and polishing, uses specialized equipment and pastes.

Dental hygiene services at the practice also address gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment, or dental implant, the hygienist can cater to your specific hygiene needs and teach you how to maintain good oral hygiene.

Stains can be removed during a routine hygiene appointment. This involves cleaning the teeth using an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments to eliminate plaque deposits. Afterward, the teeth are polished using either traditional polishing methods or the ‘GBT Air-flow’ method.

GBT – Guided Biofilm Therapy

We are moving away from traditional methods of scaling and polishing teeth as a treatment for gum disease over to the much more effective and minimally invasive therapy which is now the gold standard.

We offer Guided Biofilm Therapy, a treatment protocol devised and used by leading gum specialists throughout the world. Guided Biofilm Therapy now better treats gum disease by targeting disease causing bacteria by using a dye to identify it then a warm water flushing system called ‘Airflow’ with a bactericidal powder to remove and kill the plaque biofilm in your mouth and prolongs the time it takes to grow back.

The airflow system also easily and gently removes unsightly stains that may be caused by tea, coffee, smoking and dietary factors leaving your teeth looking whiter, polished and feeling super smooth. The ultrasonic scaler that the system uses is incredibly gentle and effortlessly removes tartar from your teeth without sensitivity. The whole system has been designed for comfort and uses warm water to prevent tooth sensitivity.

You’ll find it comfortable, efficient and will see the results for yourself! We apply a special strengthening cream to your enamel at the end of your treatment that applies essential nutrients to you tooth surface to keep it in optimal health.

In addition to regular dental visits, maintaining an effective oral hygiene routine at home is crucial for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, particularly before bed, for a minimum of two minutes each time.