Written by I love my Smile Oral Hygienist – Ina Alberts

8x Reasons for visiting the dental hygienist more often
Enjoy a cleaner, whiter, healthier smile!

1. Prevention is better than cure

Identifying problems early on can save you costs on dental treatment and save tooth structure by limiting damage caused by waiting too long.  Visiting your dental hygienist every 6 months (or as recommended) means all teeth are checked, one by one.

2. Extend the lifetime of your dental work

Identifying areas you’re not good at cleaning, removing plaque buildup and applying fluoride can address tooth decay at an early stage preventing cavity formation.  Regular cleaning will result in healthier gums and can prevent bone loss and gum recessions caused by untreated gum infections like periodontal disease.

3.  Raise your kids with good oral health habits and make them feel more at home at the dental clinic

Routine cleanings for kids are a stress free and fun way to introduce them to the dental setting.  These visits will provide them with information and instructions on keeping their teeth and gums healthy, as well as cultivate oral health awareness from an early age.

4.  Some areas are just hard to keep clean

Crowded teeth can make cleaning difficult, result in plaque that gets left behind and tartar or stain formation over time.  Your dental hygienist can clean and point out the areas you miss, ensuring healthier gums, teeth and a cleaner smile..

5.  You need help because you know you don’t do it right all the time

We are rushed and don’t always do a proper job at cleaning our teeth.  Do you sometimes skip brushing?  Not even to mention flossing.  Not following a religious daily hygiene routine puts you at risk of plaque build-up and tartar/ stain formation which leads to Gingivitis and tooth decay.  An irregular oral hygiene routine at home calls for more regular visits to the dental hygienist if you want to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

6.  Our habits and food choices influences the color of our teeth

It is nice to know that a proper dental hygiene cleaning can also lead to whiter looking teeth.  Teeth whitening can further enhance and brighten your smile if you long for a more dramatic result.

7.  Handicaps or bad dexterity

Sometimes we try our best, but our hands just can’t do the job well or we are not capable of cleaning our teeth well ourselves.  Routine help from your dental hygienist can result in better oral health.

8.  Oral health vs Overall health

Routine dental hygiene visits will result in healthier gums and teeth ensuring a healthier body.  Our oral health has a direct effect on our overall health.

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