Regular brushing and flossing can’t remove the hard build up of calculus that forms around teeth over time. Calculus is dangerous for your gums in particular.
I take the cleaning of teeth seriously and spend around twenty minutes on the cleaning itself. If it has been many years since your teeth were professionally cleaned a second appointment to continue the cleaning may be necessary. Happy gas can be used during cleaning if you are a nervous patient or have very sensitive teeth.
When I give your teeth a clean I remove plaque and calculus from around every single tooth and under the gum line. The second stage of a cleaning treatment is to use a polishing paste on a high speed rotary head to remove stains from every tooth. If that is not sufficient I have a phrophy jet machine which blasts particles of a grit like powder under air propulsion to remove stains.
For adults or children at risk of teeth decay I can provide fluoride treatment during the cleaning visit. Sensitive teeth can be improved with application of fluoride varnishes or treatments.
Children benefit from teeth protection to cover the natural deep fissures in molar teeth. For fissure sealing I use a BPA plastic free product which has won numerous awards.
Mouthguards are vital for children and adults playing contact sports and we custom make these onsite in our lab.
If you are damaging your teeth through clenching or grinding at night I can custom make a night guard splint to protect your teeth.