Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is your home defence against tooth decay and gum disease. Establishing a regular dental care routine and making it a habit can give you a life of good dental health.

Supporting you in your dental care regimen is your Smile Studios Dental Hygienist, who is an expert in tooth care. Regular visits to your dental hygienist will ensure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and free of all plaque, and that your gums are healthy and free of irritation.

Follow your dental health care routine as a matter of course, visit your dental hygienist regularly and you will reap the reward of strong, healthy teeth and a naturally gorgeous smile.

Hygiene Treatments & How to Advice

Gum Disease

A healthy tooth.
Plaque builds up …
… gum and bone may begin to recede.
Sometimes the gum recedes with the bone and sometimes it doesn’t.
Either way the tooth may become mobile.

Periodontal Treatment

Plaque and calculus first need to be removed.
The pocket depths can be measured using a special probe.
It slips easily into the pockets.
Filling the pockets with Dentomycin …
… kills the bacteria.
The clean pockets start to heal.
The depth of the pockets is measurably reduced.

Sensitivity Treatment

The effects of gum disease can lower the gumline.
This will in turn expose the dentine of the root …
… which contains the tubules leading directly to the nerve.
Hot, cold & sometimes sweet foods can cause pain.
A special paste is available that can be applied …
… to provide some relief from this condition

Brush Abrasion

Scrubbing backwards and forwards …
… and using a brush which is too hard …
… can inflame the gums and even damage them.

Power Brushing

Angle the bristles at 45º to the gum line.
There’s no need to scrub – hold the brush in position …
… and after a few seconds sweep the bristles away from the gum.
Repeat around the outer and inner surfaces of all teeth.
Particularly effective inter-dentally.
The whole procedure should take about 2 minutes.

Manual Brushing

Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth.
Move systematically around the mouth.
Remember to clean the inside surfaces …
… and the biting surfaces.
Don’t forget behind the top and bottom teeth.
A good technique will take 2 minutes.


Debris accumulates between the teeth.
If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form.
Use the floss with a back and forth motion …
… and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed.
Work the floss gently under the gum.

Tongue Cleansing

85% of bad breath originates in the mouth, most of which comes from the tongue.
Stagnating plaque bacteria and food debris can give off an offensive odour.
Tongue cleansing removes unwanted bacteria from the tongue’s surface …
… and the tongue-coating that cause bad breath
TongueDetox is designed to make tongue cleaning easy and comfortable.
Use daily for fresher breath, improved taste and a healthier mouth.

Mini Flosser

Cleaning between the teeth is an essential part of a daily oral hygiene regime.
Conventional flossing can be difficult especially when the teeth are very close together.
The Miniflosser can help gain access to the interdental areas with floss.
A Specially designed bite plane allows you to gently ease the floss between the teeth.
Plaque in the interdental area can be dislodged with a gentle backwards and forwards motion.
Visible plaque will be removed.

Interdental Brushing

The TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth.
A choice of 8 colour-coded sizes is available to help clean different sized spaces.
Turning the brush on insertion will help access.
Used daily, it removes plaque and food debris where your usual brush cannot reach.
For spaces at the back of the mouth, bend the brush in a slight curve but never at right angles …
… this will help you access the more difficult-to-reach areas.

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