The importance of visiting your hygienist

What is a dental hygienist?

A dental Hygienist is a dental professional who specialises oral healthcare and the treatment and prevention of gum disease by professional cleaning of plaque that builds up on the enamel of the tooth.

Plaque is a soft sticky substance containing millions of bacteria that builds up on the teeth causing tooth decay and gum disease if not regularly treated by a combination of brushing and flossing. However, plaque that is not removed by daily brushing will eventually progress to a hard substance – tartar. Tartar then collects at the gum line causing the gums to become red and inflamed and may also cause bleeding upon brushing.

The benefits of regularly hygiene visits to your dentist include;

  • Prevention of gum disease
  • Prevention of bad breath
  • Prevention of oral cancer
  • To help you achieve that brighter whiter smile.

Before and after picture illustrating the benefits of visiting your hygienist.

before and after blog

At Shades clinic we recommend a daily hygiene treatment every 4 months to help you look and feel great.

If you require any further information regarding our personally tailored hygiene treatment plans, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

0208 752 0569