Byfleet Dental: a guide on our dentist in West Byfleet


Byfleet Dental is a dental practice based in West Byfleet which provides a full range of dental treatments within general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry for all the family. Our many years of experience means that our dentist in West Byfleet is able to provide to our patients effective courses of dental treatment for both children and adults, and we are passionate in not only providing effective dental treatment, but also providing preventive dentistry to our patients.

Preventive dentistry at Byfleet Dental

An important part of dentistry is being able to identify dental issues as early as possible.

Preventive dentistry refers to the area of dentistry which helps to prevent dental issues such as cavities, enamel wear and gum disease. This includes educating patients with techniques which can help to maintain good oral health, as well as providing dental treatment to help treat any dental issues before they escalate.

At Byfleet Dental, our dentist in West Byfleet is able to provide extensive dental treatments within preventive dentistry, such as dental hygiene treatment.

Dental hygiene treatment at Byfleet Dental

Byfleet Dental uses dental hygiene as a form of preventive dentistry. The main aim of this treatment is to thoroughly clean the teeth and remove plaque which has built up over a period of time. Although we advise our patients to brush their teeth twice a day and floss after every meal, there will always be harder to reach places in the mouth which will be difficult to keep clean and plaque free. These areas are more likely to have plaque build-up and if this is not removed as soon as possible, it can accumulate and harden to form a more tougher deposit which is also known as tartar. Usually tartar cannot be removed by brushing alone, which is why it is recommended that you visit your local dentist in order to get the tartar removed. Failure to get the tartar removed could lead to more plaque building up around the tooth and also the gum line which can lead to gum disease.

When you visit our practice for your dental hygiene treatment, our dentist in West Byfleet will firstly assess your teeth and gums in order to determine how much has built up in your mouth. Once this has been identified, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned using a process called scaling and polishing.

The scale and polish procedure uses special equipment including an ultrasound scraper and hand held instruments to firstly remove deposits of plaque and tartar, known as the ‘scrape’ stage. After this, the next step of the process is to polish the teeth. This stage of the process is so that any stains on the teeth can be removed along with smoothing the surface of the teeth and removing any patches of rough texture in order to prevent any possible plaque build up in the future.

Although we recommend professional cleaning for our patients at Byfleet Dental, we also advise that this should be used as an addition to maintaining a good oral health routine.