Good dental hygiene is the cornerstone of a healthy smile and here at MK Dental and Implant Clinic, we have a preventive mind-set when treating and educating patients during their visits to the hygienist. Our team of hygienists are patient, friendly and always eager to help you improve upon your at-home oral hygiene routine, and maintain healthy gums for life. Keeping your gums in good shape will ensure your teeth have a strong and disease and decay-free foundation in which to sit.
What are hygienist appointments and what can I expect?
Astonishingly, 30% of people in the U.K have never visited the hygienist, which may explain why gum disease remains the no.1 reason for tooth loss in adults. The good news is, with good habits and regular professional cleanings, it’s possible to significantly reduce the risk of losing your natural teeth.
A professional clean of your teeth performed by a hygienist is referred to as a scale and polish. Having this performed regularly ensures that plaque and tartar are removed from the gum line, and not allowed to progress into gingivitis (mild gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced gum disease).
The educational part hygienists play is just as important as the practical techniques they employ to treat problems with your gums. In building a rapport with you, your hygienist here at MK Dental and Implant Clinic can establish what might be causing developing or existing gum disease, and offer tailored support on how to nurture enduring healthy at-home habits.
How will I benefit from regular hygienist appointments?
- Learn how to improve your brushing and flossing technique.
- Have stubborn plaque and tartar removed to protect your gums.
- Benefit from the knowledge and support of a friendly team who have your best interests in mind.
- Keep the risk of tooth loss at bay.
- Feel confident and happy in the knowledge that problems with your gums are attended to.