When it comes to oral health, there’s no substitute for a clean and healthy mouth. Check out the following ten reasons why you need to see a hygienist at our dentist surgery in Piccadilly regularly.
To Remove Plaque From Hard-To-Reach Areas
No matter how well you brush, there will always be parts of your mouth that are hard to reach. Hygienists target these areas individually, flushing out plaque and harmful bacteria.
To Help You Retain Your Natural Teeth
Losing your teeth to decay is often preventable. By going to your hygienist, you ensure that your teeth remain perfectly clean and that bacteria can’t get a foothold.
To Prevent Future Dental Problems
Poor oral hygiene can lead to a host of dental problems, including receding gums, rotten teeth, and periodontal gum infections. A hygienist can clean above and below the gum line, preventing these issues from cropping up in the future.
To Boost Self Confidence
People don’t just go to their hygienists for medical reasons: they go for personal reasons too. Many people want white, clean and sparkling teeth to help them feel more confident.
To Prevent Gums From Bleeding
Gums that bleed after you brush your teeth are not only unpleasant but could also be a sign of gum disease. Your hygienist can target the bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis and eliminate them, helping to prevent your gum from bleeding in the future.
To Prevent Oral Cancer
While oral cancer is one of the rarer cancers in Western countries, there’s considerable evidence that it’s related to oral hygiene status. The better your oral hygiene, the lower your risk. If you drink, smoke, or have come into contact with the HPV virus, then you may be at increased risk.
To Get Whiter Teeth
Unfortunately, you can’t remove all stains on your teeth through brushing alone. Some tannins from drinks like red wine and tea penetrate the enamel and make teeth appear yellow and brown. The good news is that hygienists have special techniques that remove these stains and restore the natural whiteness of your teeth.
To Prevent Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Hygienists attack the root cause of bad breath, eliminating it at the source.
To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease can develop into a severe periodontal infection that results in tooth loss. Hygienists kill bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease, stopping it in its tracks.