Our dental hygienists are an integral part of the team and we strongly recommend their services to all our patients. Our hygienists have expertise in providing preventative treatments and they also work tirelessly along with our dentists to manage cases of gum disease.
Why are hygienist visits so important?
Good dental hygiene forms the basis for healthy teeth and gums and our hygienists provide a wide range of really effective treatments and services, including cleaning treatments, such as scale and polish, gum disease prevention and treatment, preventative services for children and oral health information and advice.
Prevention is always better than cure and studies have shown that gum disease can have a very serious impact on general health, as well as oral health. Studies have shown that the bacteria associated with gum disease can contribute to potentially serious health complications, including an increased risk of heart disease and strokes. This is because bacteria can travel around the body in the bloodstream.
What are the benefits of going to a dental hygienist?
Seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis will not just reduce your risk of developing oral diseases, including decay and gum disease, but it will also boost your general health and ensure your teeth look bright and white and feel lovely and smooth. Dental hygienists can also help patients to tackle bad breath and they are able to offer advice about diet, oral hygiene at home and giving up smoking.
We recommend seeing a dental hygienist once a year if you have good oral health and more frequently if you suffer from problems such as bad breath or gum disease. Call the practice or pop in to find out more and book an appointment.
In addition to regular dental checks, we also recommend seeing a dental hygienist. Our excellent hygienists play a very important role at the practice and hygiene sessions can help to give you a beautiful, bright smile, as well as keeping your mouth free from decay and gum disease.
What do dental hygienists do?
Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they provide a range of services, which are designed to treat and prevent oral health conditions. For those who have healthy, strong teeth and gums, visiting a hygienist will help to maintain these high standards of oral health and reduce the risk of gum disease and decay, while those who already have signs of gum disease can benefit from intensive cleaning treatment, such as scale and polish. A scale and polish treatment is designed to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and along the gum line; this helps to prevent the infection from spreading and may prevent permanent damage to the mouth.
Dental hygienists can also provide preventative oral health care for children, including fluoride varnish treatment and sealant treatment, both of which are designed to protect the teeth against cavities.
How could I benefit from making an appointment?
Seeing a dental hygienist is not just beneficial for your oral health and the aesthetic of your smile, it is also advantageous for your general health. Several studies have now linked oral health to general health, with many finding a connection between gum disease and conditions such as strokes and heart disease. When you see a hygienist they will give your teeth and gums a thorough clean and this removes potentially harmful bacteria from the mouth; these forms of dangerous bacteria have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and complications during pregnancy. Get in touch with our team near Deansgrange for more information.
Many of us are aware that brushing our teeth helps to keep cavities and gum disease at bay, but did you know that dental hygiene also has a major impact on your overall health?
Our experienced dental hygienists are a very important part of the Dublin18 Dental team and they offer an array of services to promote good oral health and reduce the risk of harmful oral health conditions.
What do dental hygienists do?
Dental hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they provide a range of treatments and therapies, which are designed to strengthen and protect the teeth, keep the gums and teeth healthy and the mouth clean and fresh. Cleaning treatments are much more intensive than brushing at home and they leave the teeth shiny and bright and the breath lovely and fresh. Cleaning treatments can also lighten the teeth by removing surface stains, which gives you a gorgeous, glowing smile.
One of the most important services offered by our dental hygienists is gum disease treatment; our hygienists work closely with the dentists to treat and manage gum disease and ensure that patients are pain-free and as healthy as possible. Scale and polish treatments and advice about oral hygiene, smoking and nutrition can all help to ease symptoms of gum disease and reduce the risk of problems in the future.
Prevention is better than cure
At Dublin18 Dental Care near Seapoint we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and we offer sealant treatment and fluoride varnish for children to help strengthen the teeth and reduce the risk of dental decay. The treatments are quick and completely painless.
Our hygienists are also committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and they are always on hand to offer advice about choosing oral hygiene products, brushing technique, healthy eating and giving up smoking.
Dental hygiene is really important, especially as numerous studies have now indicated that poor oral health increases the risk of general health conditions, including heart disease and strokes.
Dublin18 Dental Care, South Dublin is here to support patients in taking care of their teeth and gums, but the hard work of preventing oral health problems has to be done at home too. Of course regular check-ups and appointments with our dental hygienist are a vital part of your oral healthcare routine, but it is no good taking care of your teeth and gums in the week leading up to an appointment at the clinic if you neglect your mouth for the rest of the year.
There are three important steps to ensure that your teeth and gums are as clean – and therefore as healthy – as possible; brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. Everyone was probably taught how to brush their teeth as children, and when it comes to your own kids it is never too early to start. You should even start with a damp cloth on your baby’s gums if their teeth are not yet emerged.
Toothbrushes should be changed every two or three months, or when the bristles are starting to go flat. People with sensitive gums should make sure they select a brush with soft bristles to avoid bleeding. There are lots of expensive toothbrush brands with fancy attachments and angled heads; while they do make it easier to reach awkward spots at the back of the mouth, you can still give your teeth and gums a good clean with a basic but effective model.
Flossing is an essential part of an oral healthcare regime as it gets to the places that toothbrushes can’t; the tiny gaps between your teeth and even below the gum line. Dental floss can remove any trapped pieces of food or layers of plaque that have escaped the brush; and if you find flossing with string awkward, there are disposable plastic floss sticks which are much easier to use.
Finish your routine every morning, night and after each meal with mouthwash. Not only will this kill off the bacteria that cause bad breath, but it gives your teeth and gums one last clean to catch any food or plaque that both the brush and the floss have left behind.