What happens at a dental clean?
Your dental clean appointment will last between 30 and 60 minutes and is usually carried out by a dental hygienist.
They will take a good look at your teeth and mouth and note any signs of sore gums, plaque and tartar build-up or discoloured areas of the teeth. You may need an X-ray for diagnostic purposes.
Your hygienist will gently scrape away plaque and tartar from your teeth, the gum line and in between your teeth. They will then remove stains and polish the teeth.
They will finish by applying fluoride gel to your teeth.
Your hygienist can also offer advice on how to take care of your teeth and good oral hygiene.
Why is it important?
There are lots of good reasons to have your teeth cleaned regularly at your dental surgery.
Your hygienist has the tools to remove a lot of staining from your teeth, so you will walk out with a brighter, more dazzling smile.
Dental cleaning is an important factor in preventing gum disease, which, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss.
Your hygienist will get a really good look inside your mouth and will be able to flag up any issues such as tooth decay and refer you to your dentist for early treatment.
How often should I have a dental clean?
Your dental hygienist will offer you a personalised oral hygiene program and will recommend you return for another dental clean in three, six or 12 months.
Dental cleaning cost
The cost of your dental clean will vary according to your individual circumstances. It’s best to contact us to discuss your needs.
What other treatments complement a dental clean?
You may also be interested in a teeth whitening procedure to make the most of your smile.
You should also arrange preventative dental care with your dentist, including regular check-ups. This means your dentist will have the best chance of picking up any problems early on and offering appropriate treatment.