Our dental hygienists are there

to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Our dental hygienists will advise you on oral hygiene techniques and products and help you maintain any restorative treatment you may have had including dental implants, crowns and bridges. The hygienist uses a range of instruments including the latest ultrasonic equipment to remove plaque and hard deposits that cause inflammation and bleeding gums. The hygienist is also able to offer advice on suitable toothbrushes, paste and interdental floss or brushes to make sure your teeth are kept as clean as possible between visits.

Many patients lose their teeth not from decay, but gum disease, and to avoid future problems we recommend that patients visit the hygienist at least twice a year. This could be more often if gum disease is detected.

Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may have bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis.

If gingivitis is not treated, it can develop in to periodontitis which affects the bone and tissues that support the teeth and can lead to the loss of teeth over time. Gum disease can also lead to having bad breath which is very unpleasant. These issues can easily be avoided or treated by regularly visiting the hygienist.

Air Flow

Air Flow polishing can remove stains from your teeth without damaging the enamel. It removes the deepest stains caused by smoking, drinking coffee, and use of certain medications. It also reaches into periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria that can cause significant dental problems in the future. It is also very effective to clean around orthodontic braces.

Air Flow & Whitening Packages

Package 1 - Air Flow Clean

Using a mixture of air, modified sodium bicarbonate and 0.3% chlorhexidine combined with a water jet to remove tooth discolouration and microbial deposits, Air Flow is fast, painless and an excellent way to remove resistant staining or start tooth whitening. Very effective to clean around orthodontic braces.

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Package 2 - Hygienist visit combined with Air Flow Clean

Your hygienist will start your treatment with an intensive scale and polish using hand and ultrasonic scalers, followed by an Air Flow clean. This is the perfect treatment to maintain healthy teeth and gums or start tooth whitening. Very effective to remove stains and residual cement after orthodontic treatment.

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Package 3 - Hygienist visit, Air Flow Clean, Boutique Professional Whitening Kit

After scaling, polishing and Air Flow Clean you will be fitted with custom-made trays (impressions needed) to start your home whitening. The Boutique Night kit contains 4 syringes of 16% Carbamide Peroxide and the day kit contains 4 Syringes of 6% Hydrogen Peroxide.

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Package 4 - Zoom! Whitening plus take-home gel (impressions required)

This is an in-chair whitening system consisting of about one hour of treatment. Once your in-chair session is complete you will be provided with take-home whitening. You have the choice of 2 gel systems, DayWhite 6% HP (worn twice a day for 30 minutes) or NiteWhite 16% CP (worn overnight).

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At Elvetham Dental Practice, we are happy to accept patients who wish to self-refer for complex treatments including dental implants and we also accept referrals from our professional colleagues.

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At Elvetham Dental Practice, we are happy to accept patients who wish to self-refer for complex treatments including dental implants and we also accept referrals from our profession colleagues.