1) To Prevent Gum Disease – Gum disease causes bleeding gums, painful gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. Gum disease can be treated, stopped and even reversed if caught in it’s early stages. Your Hygienist will not only treat and prevent gum disease, but will give you the control to prevent it yourself at home with a better oral hygiene regime.
2 ) To Prevent Bad Breath – Bad breath or Halitosis is usually caused by a dental problem. Fear of Halitosis is a very common reason for people seeking dental care. The odour can be released by bacteria from under the gumline, where only a dental professional can clean.
3) To Have A Whiter Smile – External stain that builds on your teeth cannot be removed by brushing alone. This stain is often the result of tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine or other dietary factors. Your hygienist has many way of removing these stains to restore your teeth to their natural whiteness.
4) Prevent Other Diseases – Poor dental hygiene has been linked to the development of several diseases including; heart disease, diabetes and respiratory problems.
5) To Prevent Oral Cancer – When you have a dental hygiene appointment, your hygienist is also screening you for oral cancer. Oral cancer is highly curable if detected early. Your hygienist will give you advice on risk factors for oral cancer and how to reduce them. Risk factors include smoking, alcohol and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).