How a Dental Hygienist/therapist Can Benefit Your Smile
Visiting our dually qualified dental hygienist/therapist is an integral part of looking after your oral health. A professional teeth cleaning twice a year can help prevent oral problems from developing while ensuring we maintain a brighter smile.
Dental visits should not just be for those times when you are experiencing problems or pain with your teeth and gums. Trips to a dental practice for regular teeth cleaning should be part of a regular health care routine.
How can a dental hygienist/therapist help you
A dental hygienist will give your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning, reaching the parts of the oral cavity which are hard to reach when brushing and flossing at home. A professional cleaning helps remove any plaque and tartar build-up which could otherwise go on to cause oral health issues like gum disease.
The scale and polish of a professional teeth clean will also remove staining, making for a brighter smile once again. The hygienist will also be able to provide you with tips and advise on how best to maintain your oral care at home.
Is Preventative better than cure?
Addressing oral issues before they become serious can help save time, anxiety and money. Preventative dental care is another vital aspect of regular visits to a dental hygienist. While cleaning and examining your teeth and gums the hygienist is in a position to spot the early signs of problems such as gum disease, loose teeth and cavities.
Gum disease is a common problem, yet if caught early it is a reversible condition. However, left untreated it could require root canal work and even lead to tooth loss.
Your hygienist will also be able to spot the signs of oral cancer as part of an oral examination. Early detection of oral cancer is key as most forms of oral cancer are treatable if they are picked up upon early. The hygienist will also be able to advise you on ways to reduce your risk from oral cancer, including lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.
More confidence with a good cleaning
Some of the more common oral issues can also be addressed with a professional cleaning. Bad breath is something which can hit our self-confidence as much as discolored teeth. Fortunately, a thorough clean of the oral cavity will remove the bacteria which causes bad breath.
The bacteria is typically found beneath the gum line where brushing at home cannot reach and it will only be removed when you have a professional teeth clean. Similarly, the hygienist will be able to remove the hard plaque which causes the gums to bleed, while also offering advise on how to prevent this in future.
It’s best for your overall health
Good oral health is important for your overall health. Infections in the mouth can spread to other areas of the body through the blood stream. Indeed, research has linked gum disease to cardiovascular disease. Regular professional teeth cleaning can help prevent the need for more intense dental treatment down the line, saving you money on dental bills, helping your overall health while also providing a confident, brighter smile.
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