18 Jul 2016
Learn all about the importance of dental hygienists and how we can maintain or improve your oral health.
To Prevent Gum Disease - Bleeding gums or seeing blood when you spit after brushing or flossing is a sign of gum inflammation. Gum disease causes bleeding gums, tender gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. Gum disease can be treated, stopped and even reversed if caught in its early stages by your hygienist. 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.It is important to seek dental care in early stages, because gum disease is the number one cause for an adult patient losing a tooth.
When teeth become extremely loose in the later stages of gum disease, they can become painful or acutely infected. Often in that stage there is no other option, but to remove the tooth. Sometimes teeth can become so loose, that they fall out on their own.
It is the hygienist’s number one mission to prevent this happening, by treating and preventing gum disease. your hygienist may also be able to pick up on problems such as early decay, defective fillings or infections that you would have been otherwise unaware of.
To Prevent Halitosis - Bad breath is generally caused by a dental problem. Halitosis is one of the most common reason for people seeking dental care. The odour can be caused by poor oral hygiene and the released by bacteria from under the gum line. Hence it is important to see hygienist for a scale and polish.
To Maintain 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 ways of removing these stains to restore your teeth to their natural whiteness.
Improve Self Esteem and Confidence - If your mouth feels clean, it makes you feel good. If you feel your teeth are whiter or less stained, it improves your confidence. The feeling of fresher breath makes us more comfortable talking with people. Knowing that healthy gums can affect your general health also, can make you feel good about yourself.
Prevent Other Diseases - Poor dental hygiene has been linked to the development of several diseases including; heart disease, diabetes and respiratory problems.
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.
At Hobsonville point dental , our Dental Hygienist/Therapist & two dentists, Andrea ,Tristan are here to assess & help with all aspects of oral health care & gum treatments, from simple scaling and polishing to complex periodontal problems
Arrange an appointment with us at Hobsonville Point Dental today via our online booking system
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Hobsonville Point Dental is proud to help the good people of the Hobsonville with all their dental requirements; especially in our mission to assess your gums and help you eradicate gum infection / periodontitis - give a us a call 093200504