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TREATMENTS

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Teeth Whitening

If you are self-conscious about the shade of your teeth or if you have staining on some of your teeth, professional teeth whitening treatment is a safe and recommended option for you to consider.

 

Here is how teeth whitening works:

  1. You will be assessed for the type of staining your teeth have.

  2. A custom tray is made to fit snugly over your teeth.

  3. The teeth whitening process is activated by a bleaching agent, which is inserted into the custom tray that transfers it onto your teeth.
     

Home teeth whitening kits are also available to lighten the teeth more gradually. In this case, the trays with bleaching agent can be worn overnight. With all whitening treatment, individual results will vary and are dependant on your initial tooth colour and the nature of your tooth staining.


Life Benefits

  • ​Effective solution for certain types of tooth discolouration and staining.

  • Safe treatment when delivered by a dental professional.

  • Cosmetically enhances the appearance of teeth.

 

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a specially trained dental hygienist who will help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time.

 

Here is what you can expect from a hygiene appointment:

  1. Your teeth and gums will be assessed to determine the amount of plaque removal you will need and risk factors will be highlighted.

  2. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes. This process is also known as scaling and polishing.

  3. The hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so that they remain free from plaque in the future. You will be advised on the best tooth brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
     

Dental hygiene at our practice also functions preventatively to treat gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.
 

It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.
 

Life Benefits

  • Minimised risk of tooth loss.

  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.

  • Fresh minty breath.

 
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Gum Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

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Gum Disease
Gum Disease

Signs & Symptoms

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.

 

However, warning signs of gum disease include the following:

 

Gingivitis – Inflammation of the gums

  • bright red or purple gums

  • bleeding

  • tender gums that can be painful to touch

  • halitosis (bad breath)

  • inflammed, swollen gums

  • receding gums​​

Periodontitis – Inflammation of the tissues and bone loss around the teeth

  • As above and…

  • loose teeth

  • drifting and larger spaces between teeth

  • pus

  • sensitivity due to dentine exposure caused by loss of attachment surrounding the teeth

What causes gum disease?

Primary Factors:

  • Plaque due to inadequate brushing

Secondary Factors:

  • Smoking

  • Diet

  • Hormone changes (pregnancy/menopause)

  • Genetics

  • Stress

  • Medication 

  • Illnesses (Diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease)

 

Guided Biofilm Therapy

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Guided Biofilm Therapy is the systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management in professional prophylaxis using state of the art AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® technologies. It is proven by scientific evidence.

Guided Biofilm Therapy consists of treatment protocols based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results. The treatment is given in the least invasive way, with the highest level of comfort, safety and efficiency.

Guided Biofilm Therapy includes Oral Hygiene Instructions with Philips Sonicare toothbrushes and Airfloss plus patient education and motivation to maintain natural teeth and implants for as long as possible.

 
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Air Polishing

Air polishing is good for those with heavy staining which is often caused by smoking, coffee, tea, medications and chlorhexidine found in Corsodyl mouthwash.

Air polish is a combination of water, compressed air and fine powder which removes most stains and can get in areas of the teeth difficult to access.