Having your teeth checked regularly by your dentist is incredibly important. However, if you are not seeing a dental hygienist just as often, your mouth is only receiving half of the essential health care it needs.
At SDA Dental Studio we understand that it can be difficult to find time in your schedule for two separate appointments at your dental practice. That’s why, when you visit the practice for a check-up with your dentist, they will also conveniently provide you with all the care you would expect from a dental hygienist. This means your mouth receives all the professional treatment needed in one appointment and from the most highly qualified professional in practice.
Hygienist services include prevention from and treatment for gum disease. Not only is gum disease a painful condition which can put your teeth at risk of damage, it can also be a sign of more serious underlying health issues including diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Common hygienist treatments include airflow, scaling and polishing – a professional cleaning procedure which removes tartar and stains from your teeth that cannot be eradicated through brushing alone. You may also be recommended fissure sealants, which coat your back teeth to prevent food and bacteria from collecting in the tiny grooves of your teeth, making tooth decay much less likely.
As well as providing any procedures you may require, your dentist is also there to answer any questions you have about good dental care, offering advice and tips about looking after your teeth, gums and mouth between appointments.