Probably the main factor in life-long dental health is good dental hygiene and our hygienists play a vital role in helping you to achieve this.
In years gone by this type of treatment was referred to simply as a “Clean and Polish” but now it is clear that there is a direct link between the health of the gums and your general health. It is now well known that poor gum health can double your chances of a heart attack, stroke and dramatically increases your chances of developing diabetes.
We now work on the principle of “Supportive Periodontal Therapy”. This consists of not only Treatment sessions carried out by our highly qualified hygienists but also Education sessions with either your dentist or one of our Oral Health Educators. These education sessions are seen as invaluable in improving what you can do to look after your teeth and gums.
Why do you need to see a hygienist?
Our dental hygienist will work with you to monitor your dental health and provide you with the skills, tools and techniques to prevent many future dental problems. They also provide dental treatments to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
This means that your teeth will look great and stay healthy, without bleeding gums or bad breath. Also this regular cleaning will cut down on the inflammation which leads to more major health problems such as Heart Disease, Stroke & Diabetes.
Most people are unaware of slowly progressing gum disease, which is why our Education sessions will use proven scientific methods to monitor your dental health, and then adapt your tooth brushing techniques to help you improve.
It is very important that you attend regular dental hygienist appointments as, at present, we cannot cure gum disease only control it, much like Diabetes.