At Forest Road Dental Practice our expert team of hygienists provide detailed oral hygiene instructions to help you maintain optimal oral health when at home, in addition to providing a comprehensive clean of your teeth.
Teeth and gums have a harmonious relationship with one another and so to preserve your teeth it is vitally important to ensure that the health of your gums is regularly maintained. For the best results, we recommend combining the stain removal programme with teeth whitening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typical maintenance hygiene cleans start from 20 minutes up to 40 minutes depending on how much build up requires cleaning.
More thorough gum disease appointments involve taking accurate ‘pocket depth’ scores for your gums to see where the biggest problem areas are followed by deep, detailed cleaning and disinfection of the gums. Time is also spent on the equally important oral health education to help with understanding how you can play your part in overcoming the gum disease with how you’re keeping your teeth and gums clean at home.
Some very stubborn stains (usually caused by tea, coffee, red wines, cigarettes) may require additional treatment to remove in addition to your routine hygiene maintenance clean.
Gum disease is extremely common and affects 3 out of every 4 adults over the age of 35 in the UK. It may be surprising to know that gum disease, not tooth decay, is the biggest cause of tooth loss.
Symptoms include bad breath, bleeding and swollen gums.
Gum disease (gingivitis) is easily treated with the help of our highly trained hygienists. Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis.
This more advanced form of gum disease is much more difficult and time consuming to treat as involves carrying out a much deeper clean over several appointments, usually with local anaesthesia to get to the full depth below the gums where the source of the problem is. Untreated periodontitis can result in gum recession, wobbly teeth and eventually the premature loss of one’s teeth.
At Forest Road Dental Practice we use the latest AIR-FLOW® technology which is an advanced stain removal system enabling removal of even the toughest teeth stains.
I can’t explain how much difference ‘my new teeth’ have made to my quality of life.Ms R
Three years ago you gave me the best Christmas present I have ever had. I dont think you realise how much it changed my life when I got my ‘new teeth’ and I really appreciate it.Ms R
All the staff are so friendly from the moment you walk into the practice. It’s such a lovely atmosphere.Mrs B