Have a Hygiene Treatment and Put a Sparkle in Your Smile
Have you had a hygiene treatment recently? If you are a regular visitor to our practice then our Watton dentist has probably recommended you see a hygienist every six months, as a regular treatment is a great way to keep your teeth and gums in great shape. It is also a really nice way to give your smile a quick boost. So why should you visit a hygienist regularly?
Advantages of Regular Hygiene Treatments
The whole idea of visiting a hygienist regularly is to ensure that all plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth. If it’s been a while since you had your teeth professionally cleaned then you might be able to spot yellowish areas of calculus or tartar that have begun to build up around the gum line and in between your teeth. Tartar can soon build up if you don’t brush or floss your teeth quite thoroughly enough. This is because plaque which is a sticky biofilm begins to harden into tartar after just a couple of days. Both plaque and tartar consists of bacteria that produce toxins. These toxins will inflame and infect your gums so the presence of tartar greatly increases your risk of developing gum disease or periodontal disease.
When you visit our hygienist, all tartar will be gently scraped or scaled away from your teeth. Afterwards your teeth are carefully polished using special polishing paste. Having your teeth polished is a really nice way to help remove some stains. Afterwards you will enjoy the sensation of having that “just been to the dentist feeling” where your teeth feel beautifully clean and you know your breath is nice and fresh.
Get Personalised Advice on Brushing and Flossing
Having your teeth professionally scaled and polished is any part of your dental visit as you will find our hygienist is great at patient education which is a very important part of our practice. For example, if you have any dental implants or crowns or bridges, or other dental appliances such as a brace, our hygienist will show you the best and most effective way to clean around them and may introduce you to some new tools such as interdental brushes that can be highly effective and much easier to use than conventional dental floss.
You will also find our hygienist can identify any areas that you might be regularly missing out when you brush and floss and by working with you to improve your techniques, we can ensure that your oral hygiene routine at home is the very best it can be. This is a great way to maintain good dental health, and in the longer term will pay huge dividends by ensuring your natural teeth last longer and that you enjoy lower dental bills due to reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
You Don’t Need to See a Dentist in Watton When You Have a Hygiene Appointment
Legislation was changed several years ago to allow patients to come and see a hygienist without the need to see a dentist at the same time, although of course we hope you will keep up with regular visits to our dentist in Watton.
A hygiene appointment is a great way to put a sparkle into your smile so if you are overdue then why not give Clarence House Dental Care a call to book your appointment? You can phone us on 01953 882777 or if you prefer you can book online at www.ClarenceHousedental.co.uk.