Fresh and healthy teeth

Taking care of your teeth at home is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. An oral hygiene routine that prevents the harmful build-up of plaque will help you to keep using your natural teeth for many decades. You reduce the risk of bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay when you keep your mouth clean.

Hygienist Clean and Polish in BanburyHowever, some teeth are harder to clean than others. Because every tooth is differently shaped, and they don’t always emerge in the most convenient positions, awkward spaces can form. These are the spaces your toothbrush finds hard to properly cover. Maybe one tooth is slightly in front of another, or there’s a tiny gap between molars that seems to attract tiny particles of food. Conventional toothbrushes have a hard time removing plaque from places like these. Over time, the plaque hardens into tartar, which is very difficult to remove, and can lead to decay and gum disease.

Risks of tartar build up

Having a hygienist clean and polish in Banbury will make sure your teeth are as clean as they can be. Amsel & Wilkins use special tools to get into the nooks and crannies in your mouth and remove all the harmful layers of bacteria that have built up over time. Using ultrasonic scalers and tiny jets of water, the hygienist will address the oral hygiene issues you can’t take care of at home.

The hygienist will polish your teeth after the plaque and tartar have been removed. Using a specially-made toothbrush and toothpaste, every last bit of your teeth will be meticulously brushed. Afterwards, they’ll look much cleaner and feel remarkably fresh.

Future benefits

The clean and polish treatment helps to extend the life and improve the vitality of your teeth. Your oral hygiene routine can be seen as a partnership between you and your dental team. While you take care of your teeth and gums as well as you can at home, the hygienist will treat the tricky aspects with technology and skill. Together, patient and dentist lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, helping to keep teeth bright and healthy.

Better-looking repairs

Many people need fillings after episodes of tooth decay. Often, these fillings are made of grey or silver substances that are highly noticeable when the person opens their mouth. They can look unsightly, and cause people to be self-conscious when socialising. Photographs of hilarious moments can be spoiled by the presence of these grey or silver blobs. At dentists like Amsel & Wilkins, the solution is to go white: replace silver fillings in Banbury.

Replace Silver Fillings in BanburySubtle and strong

Your dentist will assess your old fillings at a consultation, to see whether white fillings are an appropriate replacement. If they are, the old amalgam substance will be removed from your tooth, and replaced by a newly-created white substance, carefully matched to mimic the shade of the tooth into which it’s inserted. This new material is durable and functional, allowing you to bite into your food and chew it with gusto.

Aesthetic appeal

The great thing about white fillings is that they’re not visible when you open your mouth. Only a very nosy person will be able to detect them. By enhancing your aesthetic appeal, they may lead to an increase in your overall social confidence. At the same time, they ensure that your teeth function as they should do.

The process of placing them in the mouth will be familiar to you if you’ve ever had a filling. An anaesthetic will be used to numb the affected area of your mouth. Once the old filling has been removed, the white filling will be set within the tooth in several layers. After each layer has been applied, it will be cured using a special light. Once all the layers are in place, the dentist will check your teeth come together properly when biting. The procedure is then finished off with a final polish, after which your new white filling is ready for action.


The appearance of your teeth will be much improved once your white fillings are in place. They can also help prevent further decay, as long as you follow your dentist’s advice and maintain a good level of oral hygiene.