5 Reasons to Visit a Dental Hygienist
You probably already know that it’s important to see a registered dental hygienist for regular cleanings. But, many patients end up skipping hygienist visits because they feel like they’re unnecessary, and only visit the dentist if they think there’s a problem with their teeth or gums.
Here are our top 5 reasons why going to a dental hygienist may be more important than you think!
Top 5 Reasons
A healthy mouth is not just about clean teeth; our gum health has a massive impact on our overall oral hygiene. A poor daily dental hygiene routine can lead to gum disease, resulting in – painful, bleeding gums, bad breath and tooth loss! Prevention of all of this is our dental hygienists’ top priority. Gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults but it can be treated and stopped if caught in time!
Prevent Bad Breath
Do you suffer from bad breath which no amount of brushing or mouth washing seems to be able to cure? Bad breath is primarily caused by pockets of bacteria under your gumline which only a dental hygienist will be able to remove. Not only can we help cure your bad breath, but we can help restore your confidence in showing off your smile!
Many daily foods and drinks, as well as tobacco will, over time, stain your teeth. Luckily these stains are usually on the surface of your teeth and can be removed with professional scaling and polishing. Brushing alone just won’t cut it and some ‘whitening’ toothpastes can actually cause damage to your teeth, leaving them more prone to staining than before.
Having regular, routine dental hygiene appointments gives you and your dentist additional opportunities to monitor and maintain your teeth and gums. As well as keeping your teeth sparkly clean your hygienist will be on the lookout for early signs of oral cancers, decay, fractures, loose fillings – hygienist visits are an incredibly valuable asset to your overall dental health.
A healthy, clean mouth and a great smile does wonders for your confidence, whether you’re talking to people, laughing with them or kissing them, having a clean healthy mouth is a massive plus!
You will also get the information and advice you need, which if you are diligent in following, means you’ll have a wonderfully healthy mouth everyday!