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The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene keeps teeth free from dental plaque build-up, prevents cavities and fights bad breath.

 Your home oral hygiene routine should consist of regular brushing and flossing. A healthy diet that is low in sugary foods is also an essential part of good oral hygiene. Regular dental visits every six months allow your dentist to provide oral hygiene instructions.

Prophy-Jet Polishing

That fresh feeling you get when you leave the dental practice after professional dental cleanings is like no other. Ever wonder why you can’t achieve it on your own? Our hygienists have special tools that remove deposits from your teeth, leaving your mouth feeling cleaner than when you practice good oral hygiene at home.

During your hygienist visit, your teeth are polished using either a polishing brush or cup with paste on a conventional hand piece or Prophy-Jet. The Prophy-Jet is an air polishing system that combines water and baking soda to remove stains and debris from your teeth.

 What’s the Difference?

 The Prophy-Jet is a high-tech alternative to the instruments hygienists have been using for years. Whereas traditional polishing relies on a rotating rubber cup containing abrasive paste to clean your teeth, the Prophy-Jet sprays high pressured water to blast away soft deposits such as dental plaque. Baking soda acts as a pumice to scour off extrinsic tooth stains caused by foods, drinks or smoking.

At Parkfield Dental Practice, patients have mentioned that they prefer the Prophy-Jet to the rotating hand piece for several reasons:

  • There are no unnerving sounds with the Prophy-Jet
  • There are no vibrations
  • Patients do not experience an aftertaste from the sticky paste associated with prophylaxis

Dentists may recommend Prophy-Jet polishing prior to bonding or attaching orthodontic braces. Removing dental plaque and debris from teeth, will lessen the chance of trapping irritants under the composite resin or brackets.

Before teeth whitening, a cosmetic dentist may use Prophy-Jet polishing to remove surface stains. This not only helps the dentist determine the natural colour of your teeth, but you will also receive better results from the tooth whitening procedure.

What’s the Process?

During Prophy-Jet polishing, only soft deposits and some extrinsic stains are removed from the teeth. Scaling and root planning will be needed to remove hard deposits such as calculus from the teeth and under the gum line.

The Prophy-jet also won’t remove discolouration that comes from inside the tooth. In these cases where discolouration is caused by genetics, dental fluorosis or trauma to the tooth, it will have a better chance of being removed through other cosmetic dentistry methods, such as tooth whitening or veneers.

Incorporating dental hygienist visits into your oral hygiene is essential to maintaining good dental health.

Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

 

 

 

 

 

Google Reviews

I have been a patient at this practice for over 25 years. First class service from the whole team. I highly recommend the practice to my own patients.
Brian Leatherbarrow
This is a really good dentist that I have been going to for years. All the staff have been friendly, efficient and professional.
Ron Clarey
I have followed Gill around for years...because she is the very best hygienist you'll ever find anywhere. I wouldn't be without her. I have total confidence and she gives endless reassurance re my teeth and gums. What an all round 5* STAR.
Rob
I have nothing but praise for Parkfield Dental Practice. I've been seeing Gill for many years and she has helped me keep my teeth and gums in good shape. I always feel confident that I will get the treatment I need when I go to see Jo. Thank you!
Karen Clarke
Very professional and friendly set up. Gill the hygienist is very experienced as is Mr Smith and on top of that the reception team are ultra efficient - text reminders of appointments as well. Just a really good dentist.
Will Card
A terrific dental practice. Dr Smith is excellent and has great attention to detail, Gill is a great Hyiegenist and the reception staff are always welcoming. My teeth have never been better.
Chrissie Knight
My partner has been seeing Jo and Gill for years as she had a lot of nervousness about dentists but thinks they are great. I'd not been to a dentist in 10 years but she persuaded me, I saw Dr Shah for a filling and was very happy with his professionalism and manner. I now go regularly like a good patient and would recommend them.
William Davies
I have been seeing Jo for approximately 3 years now. She is very calming and trusting as she works and as someone who is a little nervous at the dentist this is extremely comforting. She has been great with my girls (3 and 5), they in fact LOVE going to the dentist. Her magic wand and chair have them mesmerised!
Beckie Lowe
Wow! Never been to such an honest, professional practice, the dentist Joe was outstanding, she helped me achieve my confidence again. All the staff were second to none... I would definitely recommend this practice to everyone who is need of a dentist. Thanks parkfield team!
Dale Ashworth-Brown
I had my first consultation today with Dr Shah. He did a very thorough examination and explained his findings and treatment plan clearly with the aid of photographs and x-ray pictures. Given the quality of the service the fees are very reasonable. Highly recommended.
Giorgio Calisti
I have been a patient at Parkfield Dental practice for over 35 years and have always received excellent service from the whole team. Ian smith and Jo are wonderful dentists and Gill is a superb hygienist. The whole team are so friendly and helpful. I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you
Fiona O'Sullivan
After an accident to my seven year old boy’s adult front tooth, Jo and Jade are the superheroes in his eyes. Thank you Jo and Jade for making his visit relaxing, stress-free and enjoyable. You are simply fabulous!
Muhammad Khan

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