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We are proud to provide a welcoming alternative where you can receive customised preventative dental hygiene care.
We cater to clients of all ages including children, adults and seniors in a safe and relaxing environment.
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile!
As oral health is directly related to your overall health, MBDental uses your initial exam visit to set a course to achieve your goals.
For some, this can include laser treatments and multiple cleaning visits; for others, this may simply be determining the frequency of maintenance visits. Whatever it may be, together we can get there.
Approximately 30 minutes of your time is required. At this visit your hygienist will cover:
Review your medical & dental history ( prior to your visit)
Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Exam
Use probe to assess periodontal status
Perform a visual oral cancer screening
Assess current hygiene habits
Use an intra-oral camera
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What does a professional dental cleaning involve?
Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include:
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is actually a living, growing colony of bacteria that feed on food debris on the tooth surface and sometimes beneath the gum line. As they feed, the bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and cause periodontal disease.
Removal of tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Teeth polishing: Your dental hygienist will also use special polishing equipment to remove stains and plaque that was not already removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
As one of the San Francisco area’s most prominent resources for quality healthcare, mbdental specializes in a wide range of medical services to get patients feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer top-of-the-line treatments that help you feel better and get better, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer.
Fluoride was introduced into dentistry over 70 years ago, and it is now recognized as the main factor responsible for the dramatic decline in caries prevalence that has been observed worldwide.
In the 1980s, it was established that fluoride controls caries mainly through its topical effect.
Topical fluoride can also provide antimicrobial action.
Our Hygienist offers topical fluoride straight after Scale & Polish procedure to achieve highest benefit of fluoride. For more information about fluoride and the fee, please speak to our hygienist on your appointment.
Bad breath is actually very common, and usually the persons with it are unaware they even have it. Nevertheless, the bad breath cure is effective and relatively fuss-free.
In 90% of cases, bad breath is generated in the mouth, where bacteria produce gases which tend to smell like rotten eggs. These bacteria often hide in the areas that you miss when you clean your teeth, as well as on the back of your tongue.
Smoking is another prime culprit – by drying your mouth it makes the odour worse and also builds-up harmful tar and nicotine inside your mouth.
Under our care, we will investigate your mouth, diagnose the exact cause of your bad breath and show you exactly how to tackle it as part of your regular routine. If gum disease is the cause of halitosis, our expert dental hygienists will clean the pockets between your teeth and gums to remove the ingrained bacteria.
If you have any concerns about the freshness of your breath please do not be embarrassed to tell us. Once we are aware of your concerns we can act to ensure your confidence is restored quickly. Before your appointment do not smoke, use any mouthwashes or chew any gum. Try not to wear any after shave or perfumes. This will allow us to make a fair judgement as to whether a problem exists. Achieving lasting fresh breath is just a phone call away. Call us on 020 7387 6590 or book your appointment online here.
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Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about 2 minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don't brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease and tooth decay.
Tooth brushing stops plaque building up. Try to make sure you brush every surface of all your teeth.
Check out Brush DJ on our Digital Apps Library. The app plays 2 minutes of your music so you brush your teeth for the right amount of time.
When should I brush my teeth?
Brush your teeth for about 2 minutes last thing at night before you go to bed and on 1 other occasion every day.
Your dentist or hygienist may give you more advice based on your own dental health and needs.
Should I use an electric or manual toothbrush?
It doesn't matter whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush.
They're both equally good, as long as you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth and you use fluoride toothpaste.
But some people find it easier to clean their teeth thoroughly with an electric toothbrush.
What should I look for in a toothbrush?
For most adults, a toothbrush with a small head and a compact, angled arrangement of long and short round-end bristles is fine. Medium or soft bristles are best for most people.
If you're using an electric brush, one with an oscillating or rotating head may work better than a manual toothbrush.
But making sure you thoroughly clean your teeth at least twice a day is more important than the type of brush you use. If in doubt, ask your dentist.
What type of toothpaste should I use?
It's important to use a toothpaste with the right concentration of fluoride.
Check the packaging to find out how much fluoride each brand contains.
Adults should use a toothpaste that contains at least 1,350 parts per million (ppm) fluoride.
Children don't need to use special children's toothpaste. Children of all ages can use family toothpaste, as long as it contains 1,350 to 1,500ppm fluoride. Children aged 6 and under who don't have tooth decay can use a lower strength children's toothpaste, but make sure it contains at least 1,000ppm fluoride.
Children under the age of 3 should use just a smear of toothpaste. Children aged 3 to 6 years should use a pea-sized blob of toothpaste. Make sure children don't lick or eat toothpaste from the tube.
Your dentist may advise you or your child to use a toothpaste with a higher concentration of fluoride, if you need it.
How to brush your teeth
Make sure you brush all the surfaces of all your teeth, which should take about 2 minutes.
Remember to brush the inside surfaces, outside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
How to help children brush their teeth
Children need to be helped or supervised brushing their teeth until they're at least 7 years old.
Don't rinse with water straight after toothbrushing
After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste.
Don't rinse your mouth immediately after brushing, as it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste.
This dilutes it and reduces its preventative effects.
Should I use mouthwash?
Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay, but don't use mouthwash (even a fluoride one) straight after brushing your teeth or it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the toothpaste left on your teeth.
Choose a different time to use mouthwash, such as after lunch.
Don't eat or drink for 30 minutes after using a fluoride mouthwash.
How to use dental floss
Flossing isn't just for dislodging food wedged between your teeth.
It's best to floss before brushing your teeth.
Take 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45cm) of floss or dental tape and grasp it so you have a couple of inches of floss taut between your hands.
Slip the floss or dental tape between the teeth and into the area between your teeth and gums, as far as it'll go.
Floss with 8 to 10 strokes, up and down between each tooth, to dislodge food and plaque.
Read about why it's important to floss.
How to use interdental brushes
You can use interdental brushes or single-tufted brushes instead of flossing, especially if there are gaps between your teeth.
The brush should fit snugly between the teeth.
Never use toothpicks to remove trapped food from between your teeth as you may damage your gums, which could lead to an infection.
Your dentist or hygienist can advise you on the best way to use interdental cleaning for your teeth.