Professional Clean

£60

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Description

What is a professional clean?

A professional clean is a secondary hygiene package that can be offered by your dentist or dental hygienist. It is offered as a treatment for patients showing signs of poor oral hygiene, mild gingivitis, or more serious gum disease problems. The package will offer more than our SynClean package and will focus more on eliminating stains while eliminating the necessary areas of plaque and hard calculus.

Gum disease – also referred to as gingivitis or periodontitis– is caused by excessive build-up of plaque in and around the teeth and gum pocket. Areas of hard calculus cannot just be brushed away at home and will require professional instruments to eliminate. Although a twice-daily brush is a necessary part of correct teeth maintenance, a professional clean will be recommended to you if the plaque around your mouth has reach difficult areas and has begun to mineralise into tartar.

How is it done?

Included in the package, a scale and polish will eliminate plaque build-up in trickier places of the mouth and prevent plaque build-up from becoming mineralised into hard calculus. These are difficult and near impossible issues to deal with using a standard toothbrush at home.

During the initial scaling stage, specialist instruments, such as an ultrasound scrapper, will be used to eliminate tartar build-up in those tough to reach spots. This will remove the bulk of the tartar, while a second scrape will eliminate any additional stubborn remains. The second polishing stage is not a cosmetic procedure and it is an important part of the scale and polish process as a whole. The polish will smooth away any minor imperfections found on the teeth. Plaque will begin to mineralise in these areas and cause further issues.

Although a scale and a polish session will remove light stains, many stubborn tooth stains, like tobacco or wine stains, could require further treatment if they need removing. The additional treatment of stain removal will provide further depth to the standard scale and polish, leaving your teeth free from excess plaque and prevent the risk of developing gum disease. As a final step, you will use chlorhexidine, an antiseptic mouthrinse, to rinse the mouth thoroughly as a further precaution to fight against plaque build-up.

Who will benefit?

The ideal patient for a professional clean would be individuals who are showing signs of bad oral health or gum disease. This can present itself in a variety of different ways such as bleeding after brushing, soreness, or even gum inflammation. These signs would point towards an issue of progressing gum disease that should be addressed as soon as possible.

How is it done?

Included in the package, a scale and polish will eliminate plaque build-up in trickier places of the mouth and prevent plaque build-up from becoming mineralised into hard calculus. These are difficult and near impossible issues to deal with using a standard toothbrush at home.

During the initial scaling stage, specialist instruments, such as an ultrasound scrapper, will be used to eliminate tartar build-up in those tough to reach spots. This will remove the bulk of the tartar, while a second scrape will eliminate any additional stubborn remains. The second polishing stage is not a cosmetic procedure and it is an important part of the scale and polish process as a whole. The polish will smooth away any minor imperfections found on the teeth. Plaque will mineralise in these areas and cause further issues.

Although a scale and a polish session will remove light stains, many stubborn tooth stains, like tobacco or wine stains, could require further treatment if they need removing. The additional treatment of stain removal will provide further depth to the standard scale and polish, leaving your teeth free from excess plaque and prevent the risk of developing gum disease. As a final step, you will use chlorhexidine to rinse the mouth thoroughly as a further precaution to fight against plaque build-up.

Will it hurt?

No. A scale and polish will likely do little more than cause you to feel slightly uncomfortable. You may feel scarping sensations and pressure, but this will not hurt when it is being done on the tooth, as local anaesthetic will be administered to numb the relevant areas. Stain removal is not an invasive procedure to have done.

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0% APR for 12 months or 9.9% APR for 24 and 36 months. Using the calculator you can approximate the total monthly cost of your treatment. You can apply over the phone by ringing the clinic that you wish to attend.

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  • Who can benefit?

    Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.

  • What can I use it for?

    You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.

  • How much can I borrow?

    Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.

  • How do I repay the loan?

    Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.

  • How much will I pay?

    You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!

  • What are the repayment terms?

    Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.

  • How do I apply?

    Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!

  • Who is the credit provider?

    We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.

  • How often can I use the facility?

    You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.

  • The benefits: at a glance

    For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.

    You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
    You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.

    Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.

    To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.

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