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What are hygiene treatments?

Hygiene treatments are a professional cleaning of your teeth to help maintain your oral health and prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, gum disease and tooth loss. They also keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling amazing. These treatments are:
 

  • Air polish (£69)

  • Scale & polish (£50)


Patients can book either of these appointments online without first attending a check-up, or a check-up + cosmetic consultation appointment. 

What's the difference between an air polish and a scale & polish?

Air polish

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  • Air polishing gently applies a targeted jet of compressed air, water and specially formulated powder to expertly remove tooth staining, plaque and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth and the gum line.

  • Keeps your teeth and gums healthy, and looking and feeling amazing.

  • Removes even stubborn staining.

  • Helps prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, gum disease and tooth loss.

  • More comfortable, quicker and more effective than a scale & polish.

  • Instant results.

  • Pain-free and non-invasive.

  • Suitable for patients with more sensitive teeth and gums.

  • Available to new and existing patients.

  • Available to book online 24/7.

  • No check-up, or check-up + cosmetic consultation appointment required.

  • All for only £69.

Scale & polish

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  • A scale & polish uses a hand scaler, and ultrasonic scaler where necessary, to remove deposits of plaque and calculus on the teeth and the gum line. The dentist then polishes the teeth using a special paste to leave them bright and shiny.

  • Keeps your teeth and gums healthy and polished.

  • Removes some staining.

  • Helps prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, gum disease and tooth loss.

  • Instant results.

  • Some discomfort possible from scaler tip.

  • Suitable for patients with less sensitive teeth and gums.

  • Available to new and existing patients.

  • Available to book online 24/7.

  • No check-up, or check-up + cosmetic consultation appointment required.

  • Only £50.

  • What is an air polish?
    An air polish uses a targeted jet of compressed air, water and specially formulated powder directed at the teeth to remove staining, plaque and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth, and underneath the gum line. A special air polishing dental handpiece is used to perform the treatment. The treatment can remove even stubborn stains from the tooth surface and helps to prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, gum disease and tooth loss.
  • What is a scale & polish?
    A scale & polish uses a hand scaler, and ultrasonic scaler where necessary, to remove deposits of plaque and calculus on your teeth and the gum line. The dentist then polishes the teeth using a special paste to leave them bright and shiny.
  • What's the difference between air polishing and a scale & polish?
    An air polish is more comfortable, quicker and more effective than a scale & polish due to the design of the air polish handpiece. The powder used in an air polish is also less abrasive than the paste used in a scale & polish. It is considered more suitable than a scale & polish for patients with more sensitive teeth and gums.
  • What causes teeth staining?
    Teeth staining is very common, but some things can increase staining, including smoking/tobacco, coffee, red wine, curry, and a poor dental hygiene regime.
  • Is air polishing safe and pain-free?
    Yes, the powder used is also less abrasive than the paste used in a scale & polish. The treatment is pain-free and non-invasive. Your treatment at Hampton Dental Care will also be carried out by a GDC-registered professional.
  • How often should I book in for a hygiene treatment?
    This depends on the individual patients’ preference. Regular hygiene treatments help keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling fresh. They also help to prevent tooth decay, bleeding gums, gum disease and tooth loss. The procedures are completely safe, so more regular hygiene treatments will not harm your teeth or gums.
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