Many of us in the UK neglect to visit the hygienist regularly, substituting these appointments for visits to the dentist. Hygienist appointments are a vital part of maintaining healthy gums and plaque and tartar-free teeth, as they involve routine cleaning, known and a scale and polish. These deep cleans achieve what a regular clean with a toothbrush and floss at home will not. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons to make sure you book those important deep scale and polish cleans.
Keep plaque and tartar at bay
No matter how often and well you clean your teeth at home, there will eventually be some build up of natural bacteria minerals in your saliva, which leave unsightly stains on your teeth. Regular cleanings (alongside a good home dental hygiene routine), will make sure you don’t end up with tenacious brown and white (calculus) staining on your teeth. Aside from not looking great, leaving plaque and tartar unaddressed will result in gum disease progressing and potentially causing tooth loss in extreme cases.
Feel more confident about your smile
Unsightly staining isn’t pleasant to look at when you glance into the mirror. It can even leave you feeling like you don’t want to smile at all. Regularly removing belligerent staining will give your teeth a whiter and brighter finish, rendering them healthier looking. Having a great smile you can feel great about can also help improve your career prospects and relationships with others.
Maintain fresh breath
Plaque and tartar can eventually leave to bad breath if it is not regularly removed, affecting your day-to-day wellbeing. A hygienist appointment can also draw attention to any other issues that could be causing bad breath and we can help you make dietary changes and lifestyle changes to eradicate it. Bad breath may also be caused by taking certain medications – the hygienist can educate you on the types of medications that could be causing bad breath and suggest alternatives.
If you would like to book yourself in for a routine hygienist appointment, please contact our friendly reception team.