Hygiene 101, by Helen Skirton.
Do you regularly opt out of flossing? Or do you find brushing your teeth a time consuming chore? To be fair we all have busy work/family commitments and hectic lifestyles.
You may not want to have a daily hygiene routine, but without one you could be exposing yourself gum disease and in some cases tooth loss!
To stay on top on your dental hygiene and oral health it is essential to have regular gum checks and treatments with a hygienist.
Hygienists can give you the confidence, skills and information you need to be able to have a tailored, easy and effective homecare regime that will be paramount in helping prevent gum disease and other related oral health issues.
A professional clean can really brighten up your smile and reduce the risks of oral diseases which recent studies have shown can link to other serious conditions and illness which at first may seem unrelated to your teeth. Hygienists canhelp you with all your oral health and hygiene needs which include;
- Treatment for gingivitis and more complex periodontal disease(gum disease)
- Unsightly stain removal including the use of an “air flow”
- Fissure sealants
- Fluoride applications
- Diet advice/Smoking cessation advice
- Mouth odour.
- Up to date knowledge and advice on the latest concepts and products.
- Patient –centred prevention programmes.
Remember every person is entitled to a happy healthy smile and hygienist’s are here to help you achieve this.
– Helen Skirton.