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Want a healthy feeling smile?

Want a healthy feeling smile?

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Amanda Byrne in Gum Desease (clinic: Basingstoke)


Dental cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Our polishing is done using a powerful and purpose built toothbrush with soft brushes and a special paste not available over the counter is used to polish teeth making them look and feel great.

Envisage Dental has a full time Basingstoke hygienist and the practice became a private dental practice in Basingstoke over 20 years ago with a focus on making life better through pain free and preventative dentistry in Basingstoke. We are the only dentists in Basingstoke to offer treatments exclusively designed to keep teeth youthful, for life. Our Basingstoke hygienist is key in achieving this aim we are proud to stand by what we believe.

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth over time. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

Our hygienist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth to make them shiny and smooth. Finally, your dentist may also apply fluoride coming in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry. Fluoride is placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds helping to strengthen the teeth. Regular care with our hygienist will ensure you have the best chance in keeping teeth youthful, for life.

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time and if allowed to accumulate on the teeth, it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums.

Regular cleaning leaves teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping them clean with regular brushing at home. Polishing is done using a powerful and purpose built toothbrush with soft brushes made for polishing. A special paste not available over the counter is used to polish the teeth making them look shiny and feel smooth.

We have different flavours of fluoride application such as chocolate, mint and strawberry. Fluoride is placed into small, flexible trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. The fluoride application helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations of tickling vibrations and a cooling mist of water with no cause for discomfort.

Our full time dental hygienist in Basingstoke works Mondays to Fridays offering deep teeth cleaning and prevention. Our fully trained dental hygienists and therapists are able to clean all your teeth and gums in 30 minute or 60 minute sessions. Our Basingstoke hygienists will take care of treating gum disease, especially if your gums bleed and you need advice on gums or receding gums. We also look after swollen or sore gums with the aim to make life better again. Our dental hygienist team works in our Basingstoke practice near to the town centre with appointments available 5 days a week.

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