Articles How does Dental Hygiene Stop Problems Before they Happen?
Many people assume that seeing a dental hygienist is only necessary if you have gum disease or you’re at risk of developing gum disease. However, we strongly recommend hygiene treatments for all our patients. Using intensive cleaning techniques, our expert hygienists can prevent problems, so you don’t need to worry about toothache, sore gums or staining.
How does dental hygiene stop problems?
Seeing a dental hygienist is not just beneficial for easing symptoms and treating existing problems like gum disease. It’s also an effective preventative measure. By removing plaque and tartar, you can reduce the risk of both decay and gum disease. It’s also possible to remove harmful bacteria form the mouth before it has the chance to combine with saliva and food debris to form plaque.
If you see a dental hygienist on a regular basis, you’ll have a lower risk of dental disease, and you can also benefit from techniques that can blast surface stains and give your smile a gorgeous healthy glow.
We also recommend dental hygiene sessions for patients who ae prone to bad breath. Most cases of bad breath (halitosis) are linked to collections of bacteria on the tongue. We tend to focus all our attention on brushing the teeth and the tongue gets forgotten about. Bacteria can gather on the tongue and when they feed, they release gases, which have an unpleasant smell.
When should I see a dental hygienist?
If you have a high risk of gum disease or you’ve already got gum disease or bad breath, you may be advised to see a dental hygienist every 3-6 months. If you have a clean bill of oral health, we recommend annual visits.
To find out more about our dental hygiene services and make an appointment, call us today or get in touch online.
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