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Teeth cleaning, oral hygiene and gum health

Your periodontal health (the health of the supporting tissues around the teeth) are of great importance. Not only do these keep your teeth in place, there is also a significant evidence that the health of your gums and your cardiovascular health are intrinsically related.

Teeth cleaning in Harley Street area

The discolouration and staining of teeth is almost inevitable. As a nation, we love our tea and coffee which, along with other things like red wine and nicotine, will leave marks and stains. There are ways of cleaning these stains and discolouration without harming the enamel. 

From our London clinic near Harley Street, we undertake thorough deep cleaning, utilising equipment such as the AirFlow which gently and effectively removes stains. Your teeth are cleaned using a fine jet of water, powder and compressed air which removes the stains from the surface gently and painlessly. As it will give your teeth a whiter appearance, it could be an effective alternative to teeth whitening. And you’ll see the results immediately – which will definitely give you something to smile about!

Gum health W1, London

Gum health is hugely important. Without healthy gums, you can’t have healthy teeth. An additional danger is that implant treatments will be at risk of failure if your gums are not healthy, which is another reason to maintain gum health. Gum disease – or gingivitis – is caused by the build-up of plaque along and underneath the gum line. The bacteria in the plaque can cause an infection that, left untreated, can damage the gum and bone which leads to tooth decay. 

Signs of gingivitis: 

  • Redness 
  • Inflammation and tenderness 
  • Bleeding from the gums

The good news is that damage caused by gingivitis is reversible and we can treat problems with your gums in a number of ways. 

Scale and polish – we will remove any build-up of plaque and tartar from your teeth, then polish your teeth which will remove marks and stains. 

Antibiotics – for more advanced gum conditions we recommend full mouth or localised gum treatments using topical antibiotics that significantly improve the gingival health.

Oral Hygiene in Harley Street

Good oral hygiene is essential for your good health, not just the health of your teeth and gums. There are a number of simple actions you can take to protect your oral hygiene which includes: 

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Replacing your toothbrush every three months
  • Flossing daily 
  • Regular six-monthly check-ups at the dentist
  • A regular six-monthly scale and polish appointments at the dentist

Oral hygiene products

Check out our online shop for the Dr Richard range of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes which are made from 100% natural ingredients. If you fancy a change from mint flavoured toothpaste, try our strawberry flavoured one – perhaps it’ll encourage the kids to remember to brush their own teeth. And as you only need to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for each brush, each tube will last a long time.  An essential part of your Harley Street smile!

Smile Clinic Special Offer

We are currently running a smile clinic for nervous patients, dental check up and teeth cleaning for only £190. Call us on 020 7637 1672, email: or fill out the form on this page to book an appointment.

Your periodontal health (the health of the supporting tissues around the teeth) are of great importance.

Not only do these keep your teeth in place, but there is also significant evidence that the health of your gums and your cardiovascular health are intrinsically related.

Free 30 Minute Initial Consultation

We offer a free 30-minute consultation with one of our associate dentists, Monday to Friday, for cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, Invisalign invisible braces and implants.

Additional information

We offer payment plan options and 0% private dental finance.

To find out more, call us on 020 7637 1672 or visit our fantastic grade II listed building in the Harley Street area of Marylebone, Central London:

2 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HJ

Teeth Cleaning Products Shop

Click here to visit the online shop for our range of teeth cleaning products.