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Keeping your gums disease-free is an effort your teeth will thank you for.

As your teeth live in each individual socket within the gums, they need a healthy environment to exist.

Treatment Guide:
(NB: treatment plan may vary for more complex cases)

  • Treatment time: 30-60 minutes (depending on if Airflow® is included).
  • Anaesthetic: if desired by nervous patients/patients with sensitive teeth.
  • Key benefit: lowers risk of gum disease/removes unsightly biofilm/freshens breath.
  • Post-treatment care: patient-specific.
  • Longevity: follow-up appointments required every 6-12 months.

Our 3-point Oral Hygiene Philosophy: Remove, Inform, Prevent.

With good oral hygiene, your teeth stand a better chance of providing the functions you need them to, including chewing and smiling. Upkeeping your gum health will prevent problems like gum pockets from forming, which can otherwise lead to loose and failing teeth.

  • Remove – During your hygienist appointment, your teeth and gumline will be carefully cleaned, to ensure no biofilm (plaque and tartar) remains. For an enhanced clean, we can also offer the innovative Airflow® polishing method, which removes thicker amounts of biofilm, and that which has settled in the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.
  • Inform – Once we understand the catalyst for your gum-related problems and symptoms, we can offer guidance on the how and the why that has led to early or advanced signs of gum disease.
  • Prevent – We may suggest using fluoride toothpaste, or a toothpaste designed for your specific needs (enamel loss or bleeding gums, for example). During your examination, we can identify the areas of your diet and lifestyle that might be causing problems with your gum health.

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FAQs

Do I Need An Enhanced Clean With Airflow®?

Anyone can benefit from a supplementary clean with Airflow® polishing – it’s gentle method of removing more extensive staining in your mouth. Patients who have tight gaps and crowding are especially vulnerable to plaque and tartar, as their tooth alignment can make it hard to floss and remove trapped bacteria. This makes them great candidates for Airflow®, as well as smokers, who tend to have more significant buildup of plaque and tartar, particularly on the tongue side of their lower teeth.

Do I Need To See The Hygienist If I’ve Seen The Dentist?

Yes. Dentists and hygienists address different concerns with your oral health. You should visit your dentist and hygienist at least once a year. Patients with high risk factors for gum disease may need to attend more often.

How Much Are Hygienist Appointments at Meliora Dental?

The cost of hygienist appointments is variable depending on the hygiene package you select. Please view our price list here.

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“As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most...”

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“As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with...”

Imogen O

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“Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular...”

Matthew G

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“Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as...”

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“I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of...”

Eve

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“Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me...”

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

stars 1

“As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most...”

Andrea B

stars 1

“As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with...”

Imogen O

stars 1

“Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular...”

Matthew G

stars 1

“Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as...”

Charanprite D

stars 1

“I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of...”

Eve

stars 1

“Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me...”

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