Hygiene

We believe that preventative treatment helps achieve healthy teeth and gums, and a sparkling smile.

At Hampden Dental, we offer all patients appointments with our dentists and hygienists who are trained to clean and polish teeth, provide advice and to spot any issues that may need additional intervention.

Our hygienists are highly trained in helping patients maintain their oral health. They will work with you to develop a positive oral care routine at home and can advise you on areas such as diet and correct cleaning procedures.

At Hampden Dental, our hygienists offer preventative treatments and advice to all patients of all ages.

Our hygienists are also trained to provide Airflow tooth polishing. This is an advanced cleaning method which is quicker, less uncomfortable and pain-free than traditional polishing and scaling methods.

You may benefit from this polishing method if you have heavily stained or extra sensitive teeth.

They are also trained to look after the health of your implants. Our hygienists undergo special training with local gum specialists to ensure they can properly care for your investment. The latest guidelines suggests implants should be cleaned every 6 months.

What is Airflow polishing

Airflow is a powerful dental hygiene treatment that dramatically cleans and polishes your teeth using a combination of jet water, air, and sodium bicarbonate.

How does Airflow polishing work?

Airflow’s nozzle with shoot out a high pressured and concentrated blast of water, air, and bicarbonate (usually a lemon flavour) at the surfaces of your teeth. Airflow is very effective at cleaning teeth and will also clean the hard to reach places (nooks and cranny’s), leaving you feeling very fresh.

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The combination of the air, water, and bicarbonate has been proven to be effective at tackling tough stains and plaque, and you will be able to leave with much cleaner teeth than a normal hygiene visit.

Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth. Move systematically around the mouth. Remember to clean the inside surfaces ... ... and the biting surfaces. Don't forget behind the top and bottom teeth. A good technique will take 2 minutes.

Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion ... ... and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum.