For many people, a trip to the dental practice is something they’d rather avoid. Even dentist-recommended check-ups are often disregarded, with patients only attending the practice when a problem occurs.
It’s no wonder then that many people don’t attend regular hygienist appointments either. However, here are some very good reasons to see a hygienist regularly. We take a look at just a few of them.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease can often go unnoticed but if it advances can ultimately cause tooth loss. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, so preventative measures are a must and catching it early makes it all the more treatable.
Brushing and flossing every day go a long way to maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease. But regular trips to the dentist and hygienist both maximize your oral health and ensure you can catch gum disease early.
Gum disease has also been linked to serious health conditions, such as heart attack and stroke, so keeping it at bay is also a matter of overall physical health.
Catching Other Problems Early
It’s not only gum disease that you can catch early with regular trips to the hygienist. They will also be able to identify any cavities, broken fillings, or various other issues before they become a bigger problem.
Though nobody wants to fork out more than they have to, ultimately seeing a hygienist can save you from greater expenses down the road.
A cavity, like most problems, is much more easily fixed early on. Left too late, root canals and other surgeries may become necessary. Not only are they expensive but put patients through much more pain and discomfort.
Keeping On Top Of Oral Health
As we discussed, regular hygienist appointments can prevent a variety of issues or catch them early should they arise. Not only does the hygienist perform top-rate cleaning procedures on your teeth and gums, but they advise you on oral hygiene too.
One of the main reasons seeing a hygienist boosts your overall oral health is because they can help you to keep on top of it. It can be easy to let oral hygiene slip sometimes if, for example, we’re particularly busy, rushing out of the house first thing or crashing into bed to sleep at night before brushing.
A hygienist you attend regularly can tell you whether your dental hygiene is up to scratch and keep you on the straight and narrow. It may be simply that you need to floss or drink less coffee.
Overall, having a professional oral inspection and reminders in an ongoing capacity goes a long, long way to staving off any issues with your oral health.
A Brighter Smile
Last but not least, hygienists facilitate teeth that not only feel great but look great. With a deep clean, stain removal, and polish, your teeth will look much better after each trip to the hygienist.
That’s not something to be sniffed at - a brighter smile can really increase your confidence and improve the way you feel day to day.
For expert hygienist treatment in Liverpool, book a dental hygiene appointment with Dr Rez Dental. To make an appointment or for any other questions get in touch with our dental practice today!
Been a Dr. Rez patient for around 4 years now. From initially needing a lot of work done to now just regular check ups and cleaning. I can confidently say it's been one of my best decisions. From being a very nervous patient to now quite enjoying my appointment (relatively anyway ha). Currently my therapist is Lilly, very ably assisted by Mel and they couldn't be more encouraging, thoughtful and nice. I get great advice and couldn't feel better looked after. Couldn't recommend more.