Summer is almost upon us and there’s a hint of excitement in the air. With the summer months synonymous with spending time with friends and family, holidays, weddings and having fun, what better time to treat your smile to some TLC with a session with our amazing dental hygienist?
What do dental hygienists do?
Our experienced dental hygienists are specially trained to provide patients with advice about oral hygiene and oral health, manage and treat gum disease and provide preventative services for patients of all ages. Even if you have excellent oral health, you can still benefit from seeing a dental hygienist. Not only will your hygienist remove any troublesome bacteria from your mouth, but they will also give your teeth a thorough clean, which will ensure your smile looks beautiful and radiant.
Treatments offered by a dental hygienist include fluoride varnish and fissure sealant treatment for children, intensive cleaning treatments, such as a scale and polish, gum disease and halitosis treatment, oral health education and advice and stain removal.
How often should I see a dental hygienist?
If you have existing oral health problems, such as bad breath (halitosis) or gum disease, you will benefit from regular hygiene sessions. If you have good oral health, seeing a hygienist once or twice a year will help to keep oral diseases at bay.
Why is oral hygiene so important?
Most people know that good oral hygiene helps to lower the risk of gum disease and cavities, but the link between gum disease and other health problems may be less well-known. Studies have shown that people with periodontal disease (the advanced form of gum disease) have an increased risk of a wide range of general health problems, including heart disease and strokes.
If you have any questions about brushing or flossing, smoking or diet, our hygienists will be happy to help.