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The Benefits of Regular Dental Hygiene Appointments

Post by : admin | 24 June 2024

Smiling is a powerful tool for connection and confidence. But, behind a gleaming smile lies a foundation of good oral health, and a crucial player in maintaining that foundation is the dental hygienist. Often overshadowed by the dentist, hygienists provide essential preventive care that can save you time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Let’s explore the many benefits of scheduling regular appointments with your dental hygienist.

Oral Hygiene Advice

Brushing and flossing are important, but are you doing them correctly? Many people have misconceptions about proper brushing techniques and flossing methods. A dental hygienist can assess your individual needs and provide personalised instruction on how to effectively clean your teeth and gums at home. They can also recommend the best oral hygiene products for your specific situation, maximising the impact of your daily routine. Here are some of the ways in which dental hygienists can help you.

Treating and preventing periodontal disease

  • To start, you can get a detailed explanation of  periodontal disease.
  • Receive professional oral hygiene instruction.
  • Benefit from the removal of plaque and hard (calculus) deposits.
  • Discuss secondary factors that cause periodontal disease, for example   smoking and diabetes.
  • Discuss how periodontal disease could affect or complicate other health problems, for example heart disease.

Prevention of tooth decay (caries) and erosion

  • Discuss in detail the reasons for tooth caries and erosion.
  • They can give diet advice on how to reduce sugary and acidic food and drink.
  • Advise you on the application of fluoride and apply fluoride varnishes to help remineralise early signs of tooth caries.

Help you to have a clean and healthy mouth.

  • Polish the teeth to remove food and drink stain.
  • Help to change red and inflamed gums to a healthy pink.
  • Stop gums from bleeding when brushing.
  • Prevent teeth from becoming mobile and drifting.
  • Prevent unpleasant tastes and bad breath by the damaging bacteria in the mouth.

Fresher Breath and a Brighter Smile

Beyond the health benefits, regular cleanings by a hygienist can significantly improve the aesthetics of your smile. By removing stubborn stains and plaque buildup, hygienists can help restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. Additionally, thorough cleaning reduces bacteria contributing to bad breath, leaving you with a fresh and confident smile.

Investing in Your Smile: The Value of Regular Cleanings

Visiting a dental hygienist is an investment in your overall well-being. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about preventing future problems and maintaining a healthy smile that allows you to eat comfortably, speak confidently, and enjoy life to the fullest. Schedule your next appointment with a dental hygienist today and experience the benefits firsthand!

If your gums bleed or you are concerned about bad breath please call us at 0208 399 4311 to make an appointment to see our gentle hygienist.

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