Our dental hygiene service, available at our dental clinic in London, will improve your oral health and provide a brighter, whiter smile.

Our experienced dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, remove staining, and ensure your gums are healthy. She will also provide with oral hygiene advice so you can implement an effective home care routine.

Dental Hygiene Treatments
  • Classic scale and polish (ultrasonic and/or hand scaling)
  • Deep clean tailored for treating periodontal gum disease
  • Smokers stain removal
  • Teeth whitening

The bacteria in your mouth – which everyone has – forms a sticky, colourless plaque on your teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of a lot of the plaque that builds up, but not all of it.

Plaque that hardens forms tartar, that brushing can’t remove. Only professional cleaning by a dental hygienist can remove tartar. It’s removed by scaling and root planing.

Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where germs gather, and removes bacteria that contribute to the disease.

Dental Hygiene To Deal With Gum Disease

A build up of tartar and bacteria on your teeth can result in gum disease. It’s estimated that gum disease, to some degree, affects more than half of all adults in the UK.

The most common type is a mild form of gum disease is called gingivitis, where bacteria causes inflammation of the gums and results in them becoming red and swollen, and quick to bleed.

If gingivitis isn’t treated it can advance to periodontitis, where the gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected.

If periodontitis is ignored or untreated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

Gum disease isn’t the only consequence of poor oral hygiene. Studies have observed links between poor oral hygiene and coronary disease and diabetes.

To find out more about dental hygiene, or to book an appointment at our dental clinic in London, call 020 7148 7148, email info@thewellingtonclinic.com or send us a message using the below contact form.