Professional Cleaning

Safeguarding Dental Health

What is professional tooth cleaning?

No matter how well we clean our teeth there will always be areas where we cannot reach the plaque that has built up. Plaque is full of bacteria which can cause caries, inflammation and gum disease. The dental hygienist is able to clean your teeth effectively and remove damaging plaque, which can lead to chronic inflammation in the body. Stains from coffee, tea and cigarettes are cleaned away, leaving the teeth looking and feeling fresh and healthy.

How is it done?

Professional tooth cleaning is carried out by our skilled dental hygienists and takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

To begin with the teeth are thoroughly examined.

We then discuss and explain the results of the examination. Parostatus, a software designed specifically for dental hygienists, allows us to systematically collect and assess all the necessary periodontal information on an individual patient and subsequently develop an effective tailor-made treatment programme. Parostatus monitors the results at each visit, which encourages the maintenance of an effective cleaning regime by the patient. Patients receive an individual risk profile in the form of simple, straightforward printouts illustrated by text and graphics, together with recommended measures for dental care between visits to the practice.

Using special instruments, surface plaque is removed as well as the plaque between the teeth and in the gum area. In our practice we use modern ultrasound instruments which clean gently but effectively. The teeth are then polished so that bacteria cannot easily become re-established. Finally, the teeth are coated with a special protective fluoride.

Patients suffering from chronic inflammation will be offered a specialised periodontal therapy.

Professional Cleaning Procedure


  • Examination of the gums
  • Personal dental hygiene plan
  • Advice on dental hygiene
  • Removal of plaque using specialist instruments and ultrasound
  • Polish
  • Fluoride Treatment

Detailed advice on the correct oral hygiene at home will help keep your teeth clean and healthy