We all know we need to visit the dentist for a checkup. Although it’s not everyone’s idea of a fun day out, it’s something you should do around twice a year. But alongside routine dental examinations, you should also consider booking a hygiene appointment.
While you may brush your teeth religiously, problems can still emerge, and it’s easy to become complacent. You may not be thorough enough in some areas of your mouth, and problems may build up where you can’t see or feel them.
A dental hygiene appointment is an opportunity to get a deep professional clean. Here are six reasons to book a regular appointment to see a dental hygienist.
1. It Reduces the Risk Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a problem that creeps up on you silently. As plaque at the edge of the gumline hardens to become tartar, it irritates the soft gum tissue, causing inflammation and soreness with a very small amount of bleeding.
Although gum disease doesn’t always hurt, it shouldn’t be ignored. It will worsen, and it could cause the loss of teeth while irreparably damaging your jaws.
During your dental hygiene appointment, we’ll clean along the gum line using a treatment called scale and polish. This removes dried-on tartar that brushing won’t clean.
2. It Helps Freshen Your Breath
One of the issues with bad breath is that you may not know you have it. Sometimes friends, family members, and complete strangers are too polite to mention any unwanted odours, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there.
Professional dental cleaning goes deep, tackling the bacteria that cause halitosis and leaving your breath fresh. No more worrying about embarrassing smells when you’re chatting with anyone.
3. It Reduces Tooth Decay
Plaque bacteria can build up on your teeth, erode the enamel and cause cavities. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A thorough clean from a hygienist helps fight plaque bacteria and goes a long way in preventing decay.
4. It Helps Detect Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a condition that can be life-threatening if it’s not caught early enough. Many of the symptoms are subtle at first, and it’s sometimes easy to ignore these problems. A dental hygienist can spot the potential early warning signs of cancer so you can get diagnosed and treated sooner.
5. It Gives You a Brighter Smile
Using techniques like scale and polish, we can really clean your teeth, taking away surface staining while restoring their natural appearance.
Many people find hygiene treatments help improve confidence levels, giving you a bright, healthy-looking smile you feel good about showing off.
6. You’ll Get Tailored Oral Health Advice
Hygienists do more than just clean your teeth. In addition to removing plaque and tartar to fight tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems, we’ll give you specific advice on caring for your smile.
For some, this may mean tips on giving up smoking, while for others, it could be improved brushing techniques that guarantee a deeper clean. We can also help advise on hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, and more.
A hygiene appointment is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions about your oral health and receive great advice from our experienced and knowledgeable team.
Book Your Hygiene Appointment Now!
A dental hygiene appointment will help remove unwanted tartar that causes cavities and gum disease. It helps us spot mouth cancer early. And it gives you fresh breath and a beautiful clean smile to match.
Call us today to schedule your next hygiene appointment.