Hygiene Therapy – If you are interested in bespoke cleaning or a stain removal it will really brighten up your smile. Perfect before a whitening treatment!
At Eilertsen dentalcare, our highly trained and experienced hygienists are an integral part of the team and will not only carry out specific treatements in the surgery to keep your mouth as healthy as possible but also advise you on the most appropriate homecare products and regime for you.
Our smilecare shop has a large selection of products available so whether you have a full natural dentition and need advice on brushing technique or toothpaste or you have an implant retained denture we will do our very best to recommend the products and homecare which will work best for you.
One of the most important areas to keep clean is in between the teeth. Your brush wont reach these areas alone and it is easy for bacteria to grow in these small spaces and cause inflammation and problems with your teeth and gums. Below is a short explaination regarding flossing technique to help you understand exactly what we are trying to achieve
1. Tear off a lenghty stretch of floss (around 30cm) and wrap each end around your index or middle fingers.
3. Wrap the floss around the side of each tooth in a U shape and follow the contour of the tooth so as not to damage the gum. Gently move the floss up and down applying slight pressure.
4. Move your index fingers along the lenght of floss so as you are taking a new stretch of floss between each tooth.
5. Reapeat steps 1. to 4. for the lower jaw.
If the spaces between your teeth are too large for floss there are also miniature brushes called interdental brushes which may be more suitable. There are a range of sizes and one of our hygienists will help you choose the most appropriate one for you.
The brush should fit snuggly in between the space with the bristles applying gently pressure on the tissues but not so much they will cause damage. You should insert the brush from the outside or inside and move it back and forth before cleaning under the tap. You should change this little brush at least every 2 weeks.
We have recently invested in an air polisher for our hygienists to ensure our patients receive the best in in surgery implant implant care and cleaning. The hygienists will also explain to you how best to look after your implants and include them in part of your daily cleaning routine.
Regular hygiene visits and a good homecare hygiene plan is imperative to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. You will be advised on how regularly you should see one of our hygienists and they will be able to keep you right from there. If you have any questions about cleaning or our products please just get in touch and we will do our best to try and answer any questions.