Dental health is not only important for a beautiful smile but also you must be able to function properly. It has a big influence on your quality of life.
A beautiful healthy smile gives you so much more confidence.
An oral hygienist is a key factor in helping prevent dental decay and early detection of treating and helping to prevent gum disease.
Your hygienist will educate you on how to maintain oral hygiene so that you may enjoy the benefits of their original healthy teeth for a lifetime.
Tooth polishing is a dental procedure that leaves your tooth enamel glossy and smooth.
The Oral Hygienist will do a routine consultation to check for decay and weak spots in the enamel.
Plaque is scraped from the surface of your teeth in a process called scaling. Your teeth are then buffed and polished to remove staining before being flossed and topped with a protective coat of fluoride.
Plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) are scraped from the surface of your teeth and reach below the gum line. The process of scaling teeth is often referred to as deep cleaning.
A Sonic vibrating scaler is used to remove the plaque and tartar.
With the application of peroxide to teeth, the colour can be lightened and stains removed.
It greatly improves the appearance of teeth.
It is not a one-time procedure – it needs to be repeated from time to time to maintain good results.
There are three methods of tooth whitening:
1 - At the surgery; a sealant is applied to the gingiva (gum) to protect it and the bleaching formula is then applied to the teeth.
It may be reapplied two or three times and total treatment maybe 60 minutes.
Teeth may be a bit sensitive after bleaching.
2 - Home bleaching - after impressions trays are made to fit the teeth, a spot of bleaching formula is applied to every tooth form in the tray and then fitted over the teeth.
This is then worn two to four hours during the day or when sleeping at night.
3 -Use a combination of the above two procedures for the best results.
A follow-up treatment from time to time is advised to keep the bleached colour
Avoid dark food and drink to maintain the bleaching colour.