Good oral hygiene can keep a lot of dental problems at bay, including tooth decay and gum disease. However, there’s far more to oral hygiene than brushing and flossing your teeth each day. At Wyndham Dental, we’re dedicated to helping our patients maintain good oral hygiene both at appointments and between them.
A hygienist is a dental clinician that focuses on preventative care. As such, they are able to assess the condition of your gums and teeth, and also advise you on how to prevent oral diseases. Our dental hygienists are also fully qualified and trained to carry out professional dental cleaning in order to maintain optimal oral health.
Prevention is always better than cure, and majority of dental conditions are most often preventable! Oral hygiene plays a key part in making sure your dental health is safeguarded.
Over time, tartar builds up on your teeth. As regularly as you brush and floss, a professional clean is needed to remove hardened oral bacteria. If your oral health is neglected for a period of time, gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common dental conditions that arise. Visiting your oral hygienist every 6 months will play a big role in keeping your oral health in check.
Practicing dental hygiene isn’t just about your teeth. Often, you oral health is an indicator of your overall health and can be used intercept potential health conditions. Research suggests that conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney health and dementia can all lead to poor oral health. A regular dental check will help root out any lurking, unidentified signs of severe health conditions early hand.
There are a few simple steps you can follow at home to make sure you’re maintaining good oral hygiene:
We recommend scheduling regular visits with our expert Dental Hygienists to intercept problems early hand and keep your gums and teeth healthy!