A Vital Part of Long Term Dental Health
Regular visits to the hygienist are very important if you want to maintain good oral health and preempt potential issues in the future. They work with the dentist and the patient to create a practice of dental care that is specific to you and your teeth.
When it comes to dental care, prevention is just as important (if not more important!) as the cure. Our hygienists at Salford Dental Practice can talk to you about your lifestyle and diet, and recommend other ways to prevent damage. They will also help you keep a routine that will slow the rate of tooth decay. Consistent care will encourage you to continue maintaining good oral habits that can keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
What does a dental hygienist do?
Our hygienists are registered dental care professionals that are trained in preventive dental care. Their focus is on effectively cleaning your teeth using a process known as scaling and polishing. A really important aspect of their role is to show you the best ways to keep your teeth free of plaque in the future.
How important are regular hygienist treatments?
Our goal, and we hope yours is too, is to help you keep your mouth healthy for the long term. That is achieved via regular professional cleanings combined with your effective daily care of your gums and teeth. They tell you how to do that based on your needs and lifestyle.
Can your hygienist prevent gum disease?
A hygienist’s training is aimed at increasing dental health as much as possible, which will indirectly lowering the chance of you suffering from gum disease. By meticulously removing hard build up of plaque and tartar, and teaching you how avoid them coming back, the growth of disease is drastically reduced.
Through advice about your diet and other preventive practices, they can help you develop habits that will minimise the rate of natural tooth decay. Frequent visits and listening to their suggestions is the proactive approach to maintaining a healthy mouth.