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Keeping your mouth free of plaque and tartar is critical if you wish to retain your natural teeth for life. Unfortunately, gum disease remains the main reason why adults in the U.K lose their teeth, but this is completely avoidable with regular scale and polish sessions performed by a hygienist.

Even the most conscientious brushers should attend regular hygienist appointments to have a scale and polish, because even a modest amount of plaque can post a threat to your gum health. Everyone is susceptible to some degree of plaque as we all eat sugary foods at some stage during our lives. It’s sugar that causes the acids in our mouths to react, and trigger the creation of plaque.

Here at Complex Smile we like to inspire patients to have a preventive mind-set when taking control of their gum health, as this will reduce the potential need for major intervention to tackle the unpleasant problems and symptoms that accompany periodontitis, more commonly known as advanced gum disease.

Research has also shown an undeniable connection between the presence of plaque and tartar, and the evolution of conditions including diabetes and heart disease. So, when you’re protecting your teeth from gum disease by coming in for a scale and polish, you’re also safeguarding your general health by default.

Removing plaque and tartar will also result in less surface stains and therefore, healthier-looking teeth. Not only do brighter teeth convey self-respect and self-care, you’re also more likely to smile around others and make a great impression with the people you meet throughout your life.
 

What is a scale and polish?

A scale and polish is the process used to remove deposits of plaque and tartar (plaque that has hardened) from along the gum line.

How regularly we recommend you visit for a routine scale and polish will depend on the health of your gums once we have examined your mouth, and lifestyle factors such as whether or not you smoke, drink alcohol to excess and consume sugary and acidic foods. Whilst one patient may need only come in twice a year, a patient with mild gum disease (gingivitis) may benefit from 4 visits per year. 

Using a jet of compressed air, water and powder particles, Airflow® works quickly and gently to rid the mouth of virtually all plaque.

Procedure

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Step 1

Manual scale and polish

Special hand instruments are used to carefully scrape the plaque and tartar that has accumulated along your gum line. This process will leave your teeth feeling smoother and result in fresher breath.

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Step 2

Airflow® polishing

to bolster the effect of a manual scale and polish, we offer the Airflow® polishing system, which targets plaque, tartar and staining in the hardest-to-reach areas of your mouth.

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  • 1 New Crane Place,
    Wapping E1W3TS,
    London
Contact
  • 02 080 623 895
  • +44 7587 888 600

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Who performs my treatment?

Our hygienist services are performed by experienced hygienists Ana Golubecke, Osvalda Daraseviciute.

Both Ana and Osvalda believe in a friendly and educational approach to hygienist appointments and have ample experience in helping patients with variable needs. Dr Osvalda has completed courses in alcohol and tobacco intervention, in addition to Health & Nutrition Courses through Philips and has re-educated many patients on their lifestyle habits, with a view to stabilising their oral hygiene.

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Osvalda Daraseviciute

Dental Hygienist

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I strongly believe in the value of continuing education and adopting a holistic approach – I love discovering new innovations in my field.

Osvalda Daraseviciute

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