Beautiful, clean teeth are key to the way we look and feel about ourselves and how others see us. We all try to look after our teeth: we brush, we floss, we use mouthwash regularly, but sometimes that isn’t enough to remove the toughest plaque deposits and give a polished smile.
Direct access to dental hygiene appointments at Smilepod offer a new approach to dental hygiene, allowing you to book directly with a dental hygienist without seeing a dentist first, making professional dental hygiene care truly accessible. At Smilepod, we make it easy for you to access great dental care at a convenient time and location. You can book online 24/7.
Your oral hygiene and gum health have always been a priority to us, but your safety matters more, so we will be changing our hygiene treatment so you can receive care in a way that ensures a totally safe environment.
To help keep your gums to their healthy condition, we will be adapting hygiene service will consist of a careful clean, removing the build-up of harmful plaque and tartar that can damage your teeth and gums.
For your safety and that of our staff, we will cease using the aerosol producing ultra-sonic cleaners and airflows, eliminating any potential spread of infection into the air.
Because we are unable to use these stain removing techniques, there may still be some residual staining that we will not be able to clear from your teeth.
The treatment will continue to use hand scalers which remain a safe and effective way of removing deposits which will defend your teeth and gums from harmful bacteria that develops, preventing gum disease and tooth decay.
We will also continue to provide bespoke oral hygiene advice, depending on your needs, and a gum health check.
Due to the intricacy of hand scaling, as well as the additional steps we must take to maintain a safe working environment, appointment times will be increased to allow hygienists to complete a thorough job.
This clean including a gum check is the ideal treatment for clients who see the hygienist on a regular basis and have had a hygienist appointment in the last year. This treatment may not be appropriate for clients who smoke or have underlying gum disease, New clients can book this treatment (if appropriate) after a dental examination.
For clients who have not seen a dental hygienist for more than a year this treatment allows the time needed to help clean your teeth and return your gums to health. The extra time allotted to this treatment is particularly needed by clients have a history of gum problems (such as bleeding gums and inflammation) or for clients with a diet that includes a lot of staining food and drink. At present due to the risk of creating an aerosol we still unable to use our airflow stain removing polishers. This can result in some residual staining following treatment.
Your first visit to a hygienist at Smilepod will start with a thorough gum check to look for signs of gum disease and inflammation. Following a thorough clean and polish our dental hygienist will show you how you can maintain your teeth in pristine condition and give you tips on oral health and breath freshness.