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Routine Dental Hygiene

At Crown Street Dental Group, we hold the importance of dental hygiene in extremely high regard, and our hygienists dedicate themselves to improving and maintaining the oral health of our patients.

Visiting a dental hygienist is important because it ensures that the foundations of the teeth are completely healthy before you undergo restorative or cosmetic treatments.

Everybody has bacteria in their mouths, but as it accumulates around the junction between the tooth and gum, it can cause inflammation and infection. The bacterial film hardens, becoming what we know as ‘tartar’. Tartar is impossible to clean with a toothbrush, but our hygienists can carefully remove these deposits along with any stains on the teeth, as well as devising a cleaning programme to follow at home.

Cleaning and polishing

Professional cleaning is much more effective than simply brushing at home, with subsequent polishing making the teeth look and feel smooth. A professional clean and polish removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, reduces bleeding from the gums and helps to stave off bad breath.

It takes around 20 to 25 minutes for a full scale and polish, and we advise that you visit our hygienist every 6 months to keep your oral hygiene in top condition.

As well as offering a clean and polish treatment, our dental hygienists also carry out the following routine checks:

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum and bone condition assessment
  • Jaw joint and bite functionality tests

At Crown Street Dental Group we use only the latest, high quality materials and equipment when tending to your oral hygiene.