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High-tech teeth-cleaning with Air-Flow
Air-Flow combines air, water and fine powder to ‘pressure-wash’ your teeth gently and effectively. As well as lifting away stains, it’s is a great way to prepare patients for teeth whitening or to maintain the whiteness of your smile long after you’ve invested in a whitening treatment. Your dentist may also recommend Air-Flow cleaning if you’ve had restorations or dental implants – all of which require careful monitoring of oral hygiene. Air-Flow is also great for anyone who wears braces, enabling us to clean more effectively during treatment, and restore your enamel to full health afterwards.
Comprehensive hygiene services in London
It’s really important that along with a regular check-up with your dentist, you also see the hygienist at Kensington Dental Practice. Why? Because while your dentist will focus on identifying and treating problems as they arise, the hygienist’s role is to prevent those problems from happening in the first place. Your hygienist is trained to help you stay on top of plaque and tartar, which continually forms around your gum line and isn’t always easy to remove through brushing alone. It’s crucial to see the hygienist for a regular, professional deep clean (either a scale and polish or Air-Flow treatment). In addition, the hygienist will provide tailored advice and product recommendations to ensure you are looking after your teeth correctly at home.
Why prevention is the best solution
At Kensington Dental Practice, we would much rather treat healthy teeth and gums than repair compromised smiles. And while accidents do happen, the fact remains that the number-one cause of tooth loss is plaque – a sticky, transparent film of bacteria that constantly builds up around the gum line. Left unchecked, plaque inflames gums and weakens tooth enamel, ultimately leading to gum disease and tooth decay. Serious neglect can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. But follow our simple preventive strategy for controlling plaque, and you may never experience an invasive dental treatment!
- Brush teeth for two minutes, twice a day, with a fluoride toothpaste
- Floss once a day
- Visit your dentist and hygienist at least twice a year
- Eat a balanced diet, with lots of raw fruit and veg and dark, leafy greens
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks, which are high in acids that attack tooth enamel
- Limit the frequency of sugary items – ideally have them at mealtimes, or not at all