Dental Hygiene, Teeth Cleaning, Stain Removal & Whitening

Dental Hygiene, Teeth Cleaning, Stain Removal & Whitening

At Mill Hill Dental Practice, our dental hygiene and periodontal team provide a range of hygiene and stain removal treatments to address tooth discolouration, gum health, and oral care.

Our skillful team look closely at your brushing habits and techniques in order to assist you with good dental habits at home. You are given a treatment plan after initial thorough check ups to diagnose the state of your gums, soft tissue and teeth presentation. The hygienist are able to refer you immediately to our resident periodontist should you require more in depth care.

Our team also specialise in offering you brighter, whiter gleaming teeth. While staining on the teeth is very common, it can make people feel uncomfortable and nervous in social situations. Some people naturally have a slight yellow or grey tinge to their teeth, but we are able to provide solutions that enable patients to smile with confidence again.

With our dental hygiene treatments, we promise that you will have a healthier, brighter smile in just one visit.

Extrinsic staining

Extrinsic discolouration, which is staining found on the surface of the teeth, can be brought on as a result of poor oral hygiene and a build-up of plaque. In addition to this, regular consumption of substances such as tea, coffee, red wine, curry, fried food, and fizzy drinks can have a similar effect. Therefore, creating a yellow or brown build-up on the surface. At Mill Hill Dental Practice we use the latest handpieces combined with a water jet to give you great results. This system removes plaque and tartar fast and painlessly, including normally hard to remove coffee and tobacco stains.

Intrinsic staining

Intrinsic stains are found within the structure of the tooth. They can be caused by fluoride from toothpaste and present as both brown stains and white flecks. Some antibiotics can cause certain individuals to experience a change in the appearance of their teeth. Some mouthwashes containing contain Chlorhexidine which can cause tooth discolouration. Older individuals could develop brown staining as a result of a thinner layer of protective enamel. Both smoking and tooth decay can cause extrinsic and intrinsic staining on the teeth. The use of tetracycline antibiotic among children can also cause tooth discolouration.

While extrinsic staining of the teeth can be relatively simple to remove, intrinsic discolouration can be more difficult and may need professional teeth whitening, which our hygiene and periodontal team can advise on.

Call: 020 8959 1208

8 Millway, Mill Hill
London NW7 3RE

Working Hours

Monday - Thursday - 7am-7pm

Friday - Saturday - 9am - 5pm

Free Consultation