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Dental plaque

  • Dental plaque is a sticky film that builds up on our teeth throughout the day, which contains bacteria and becomes acidic when it reacts with sugar in food and drinks.
  • When plaque builds up over time, it hardens into a substance known as calculus or tartar, which needs to be removed by a qualified dental professional.

 

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Patients of all ages can visit our clinic and our dentists are happy to assess and discuss your preferred option with you.

Call us at 020 3583 9809 or visit our website at www.maidasmiles.co.uk to book your initial consultation and find out whether this is the right treatment for you.

The idea of a hygiene treatment

  • Is to disrupt this bacterial plaque biofilms which attach to the teeth and any calculus present as to leave the tooth surfaces nice and smooth, making it harder for the plaque biofilms to re-attach themselves.

What to expect?

  • According to what is needed for you, your dental professional can use one or a combination of the following tools

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Oral Hygiene Advice

Oral Hygiene Advice is a crucial part of our work as dental professionals. Our goal is to make sure you have on your side the best tools to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

This is a tailored service as no one size fits all!

Advice on:

  • natural-looking surface, with the ability for you to choose how white you want your teeth to look like
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrushing techniques
  • Interdental cleaning aids
  • Dental floss
  • Interdental brushes
  • Special cleaning devices for people who wears braces or have dental implants.

We urge you to exhaust us to support you here.

If you have not adapted well with a particular product and/or technique, give us a shout: as there is a plethora of oral hygiene aids available, we will make sure we find one that suits you!

Periodontics

Specializes in areas of the mouth that surround and support the teeth.

These areas include:

  • Gums
  • Bones in the mouth
  • Jaw
  • As well as diseases that may affect them.

Periodontal treatments can range from minor or cosmetic to major work.

Periodontics is used to treat a series of gum related issues ranging from:

  • Receding gums
  • Dental implant infections
  • Gummy smiles
  • Root surface plague build up.

Gum disease is a common issue, but it can have a serious effect on your overall health. It can be caused by untreated tartar, and can range from minor (gingivitis) to serious tooth loss.

  • However, it can almost always be prevented by diligent oral care and most importantly regular dental cleanings and check-ups.
  • Some people may be unable to stave off gum disease, due to family history, other dental issues or contributing diseases like diabetes.
  • Maida Smiles can advise these patients on a full range of options. Periodontics also treats infectious diseases such as Peri-implantitis caused by bacteria affecting the soft tissues and bone around a dental implant.

Treatment involves:

  • Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated area
  • Treating the soft tissue and rebuilding the supporting bone structure for the dental implant.

In addition, Crown lengthening surgery is a periodontal procedure helping retract and reshape the gum line, exposing more of the natural tooth to act as a stable foundation for an artificial dental crown.

It is also used in Root surface debridement treatments to careful remove deposits of calculus and plaque from the root surface.

Another area of periodontics involves Gum grafting, which essentially transfers healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and uses it to build up and restore damaged gums.

Receding gums can expose the tooth root and create pockets for bacteria to thrive in.

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Scale and Polish

  • A Scale and polish is a quick and thorough cleaning process designed to access areas which your toothbrush is simply unable to reach.
  • A sticky film of plaque builds up on your teeth throughout the day, which is full of bacteria and becomes acidic when it reacts with sugar in food.
  • When plaque builds up over time, it hardens into a substance known as calculus or tartar, which can be particularly hard t remove. The Scale and polish is much more effective than brushing alone.
  • An electric scaler is used to remove the hardest tartar through vibration at a very high speed to break up the hard substance on your teeth, your gumline, and between your teeth. Your dental hygienist may also use a variety of instruments to reach different parts of your mouth. The polish stage will restore your teeth to their natural sheen using an Airflow teeth cleaning machine.
  • This emits a stream of water, air and sodium bicarbonate and is very effective at cleaning and polishing teeth.

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Electric/ultrasonic scaler

This creates shock waves that disrupt bacteria biofilms so that the plaque bacteria and calculus can be removed more efficiently.

IMPORTANT

If you have a pacemaker, please let our dental team know before treatment begins because some ultrasonic scalers may affect pacemakers. However, most modern pacemakers are shielded, and this is merely a precaution to make sure you are kept entirely safe during treatment.

Manual cleaning

  • Special instruments are used to hand-scale or gently scrape the teeth.

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Frequent Questions

What Causes Gingivitis?

Gingivitis involves the inflammation of the gums, which are also known as gingiva. It’s a common complaint which is caused by a film of plaque, or bacteria, which accumulates on the teeth.

While considered non-destructive, left untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, or full blown gum disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

What are the signs and symptoms of gingivitis?

In mild cases of gingivitis, there may be no discomfort or noticeable symptoms. However, for in more advanced cases there are specific signs and symptoms to look out for. These include:

Bright red or purple gums
Tender gums that may be painful to the touch
Inflammation, or swollen gums
Receding gums
Soft gums
Bleeding from the gums when brushing or flossing
Halitosis or bad breath

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Meet Dr. Danielle Dallal

Dr. Danielle Dallal attended the University of California San Francisco and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016 before relocating to the UK in 2017.

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Meet Dr. Priscila Souza

Gratuaded in dentistry since 2000, Dr. Priscila Souza has become a qualified dental surgeon by the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Meet Dr. Rashi Girdhar

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