We understand that booking an appointment with a hygienist might not be at the top of your list of things to do. But if you could see what was happening with your oral health and understand the consequences of ignoring it, you might think twice.
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Ignoring conditions like tooth decay and gum disease only allows your oral health to worsen. In situations where gum disease can only be reversed in the gingivitis stage, it’s crucial not to neglect your oral health for too long.
Why, you might ask? Because you’re at risk of losing your teeth.
As dentists, it’s our job to love teeth, so here’s your gentle reminder to book a hygienist appointment if you are overdue for one – it can save you thousands on dental care in the future and ensure your smile is brighter and cleaner for many more years to come.
From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).
If you plan to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.
Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).
No one has perfect oral health – not even us dentists. It takes daily hygiene routines and regular appointments with a hygienist to work on preventative care and dental appointments to repair any damage.
We recommend that you visit a hygienist at least once every six months. However, the frequency of your visits is often determined by your clinical needs, as well as your desire to have your teeth well taken care of.
One of our dentists might also recommend a hygiene appointment that involves thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums before complex treatments like dental implants can begin.
AIRFLOW therapy is a stain removal treatment that gives your gums a deep clean. Using a wand to polish and clean your teeth disperses water, compressed air and fine powder particles to reach the nooks and crannies that traditional scaling treatment simply cannot.
AIRFLOW is known to be fast-working and suitable for removing surface stains. However, the effects will depend on your lifestyle. You can expect the stains to reappear much faster if you enjoy coffee and red wine.
AIRFLOW is different from teeth whitening because it is a non-chemical treatment that instantly removes surface stains without affecting the base colour of the teeth.
Therefore, with AIRFLOW, your teeth will appear cleaner and brighter, returning them to their natural whiteness.
Our dental hygienists at Maida Smiles clinic typically offer a professional tooth cleaning service through tooth scaling and polishing treatments.
During your appointment, we will first conduct an initial dental hygiene examination to determine the state of your oral health.
And while you know your mouth better than anyone else, it’s our dental professionals that should be in charge of removing any plaque or tartar safely.
If you have any tartar build-up, this can only be removed successfully by one of the hygienists or dental professionals through a manual scaling process.
Following a quick examination, we will then begin to:
Our dentists can also inform you about the best ways to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay.
We can help you spot the signs of early gum disease so that we can quickly work to reverse the effects before they develop into more significant, more severe problems.