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TOP Dental HYGIENIST TIPS

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18, Dec, 2018

There is a dentist whose client list is growing fast. Dentistry is an area that has seen a lot of advance and innovation and at Confidental Dental Clinic. We offer our patients the very best that modern dentistry has to offer.

Every dentist including those in Wimbledon will tell you that regular attention by the dental hygienist is vital.

This dentist has a dedicated team of professional dental hygienists, whose job is to professionally clean your teeth. Even if your brushing routine at home is first class, it will not be possible to prevent the build-up of plaque on your teeth. Without having this tartar layer removed on a regular basis the risk of developing gum disease increases.

Although it can be easy to spot some of signs of gum disease some patients seen at this dentist may show no signs at all. Untreated this gum condition can lead to long-term problems including bone recession and even tooth loss.

In conjunction with a good oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice a day, regular hygienist visits in between your dental appointments will give you the best chance of keeping your teeth healthy. Just as you visit your dentist twice a year, you should also visit your hygienist every six months.

TOP HYGIENIST SERVICES:

  • A professional deep clean and polish of your teeth (known as a scale and polish). Removes plaque build-up and helps guard against of gum disease.
  • Your hygienist will pick up any 'problem areas' and let you know ways to deal with them.
  • You hygienist will advise you on inter dental devices to improve the health of your teeth and gums and will educate you on oral health to help prevent more involved treatments being necessary in the future.
  • Your dental hygienist will spot any early changes in your mouth that might be early indications of oral cancer or other dental problems.

HYGIENIST TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR TEETH BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS:

  • Your diet plays a big part in your dental health. Limit consumption of sugary food and drink and try not to snack during the day.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice each day using fluoride toothpaste. Also the use of inter dental devices, floss and mouth wash can help to clean hard to reach areas.
  • Notice any changes in your teeth and gums and report them as soon as possible.

THE BENEFITS OF INTER-DENTAL BRUSHING

Oral hygiene awareness and fluoride mean that more people keep their own teeth into old age. At our dentist in Wimbledon, we know that to maintain healthy teeth and gums, brushing and rinsing twice a day should be combined with inter-dental brushing which means cleaning between the teeth.

Plaque forms continuously and its growth cannot be stopped. Brushing controls plaque formation on the surfaces of teeth but it does not reach between your teeth and that's where inter-dental brushing once a day can help.

Clean between your teeth with:

  • Dental floss
  • Inter-dental brushes
  • Single tuft toothbrushes
  • Dental sticks
  • Rubber tip stimulators
  • Irrigation devices

Your hygienist can help with any concern you have.