Most of our clients are quite good with scheduling dentist check-ups, but when it comes to dental hygiene appointments, the percentage of clients booking drops off. As your dedicated Hamilton family dentistry support team, we are determined to help you extend the lifespan of your teeth – and so we are waving the dental hygiene flag today. Want a ‘magazine shoot’ type of smile? Book a dental hygiene appointment! Here are the reasons these appointments should be scheduled for every 4 to 6 months and be an integral part of your dental hygiene habits.
Whilst you may believe you have the best dental routine, the chances are that it will never compare to the effectiveness of a dental hygiene service. You might not spot that you are developing an inflamed spot at the back of your gums, a hidden plaque build-up and the related bad breath and gum disease. The biggest culprit for the loss of adult teeth is gum disease. By seeing a hygienist every four to six months, any issue can be nipped in the bud and your gums can be rejuvenated to full health. Missing teeth are unattractive, cause difficulty with eating and are very expensive to replace with implants.
Socially Acceptable Breath
As we get older, the risk of bad breath climbs fast and not seeing a dental hygienist amplifies that risk considerably. If you have ever had to endure a conversation with someone who has a bad breath, you will know it is an awful experience. Avoid the embarrassment and book an appointment with us. Bad breath is predominantly created by a repairable dental issue. Bacteria discreetly develop below the gumline, which is almost impossible for brushing and flossing to address.
As you most likely know, curries, coffee, tea (especially green tea) and smoking will slowly stain your teeth. This staining can be removed but not through brushing. In addition, if you try a commercially available toothpaste to whiten and brighten your teeth, you might choose a product that does more damage than good. If it leaves them more porous, then they will stain even faster! A hygienist will solve the staining problem without affecting the quality of the tooth.
By coming to a dental hygienist, you can almost guarantee that you have beautiful teeth and a matching breath (we can’t solve those triple garlic bread repercussions though). Knowing you have a winning smile and breath will make your social interactions more confident (and successful). Talking, laughing and kissing will be a whole lot more fun! And your dental hygienist visits will also mean you will always be catching any smelly or ugly issues before they can set up camp in your precious mouth!
Book a dental hygiene appointment at Victoria Dentists ‒ your Hamilton family dentistry ‒ and smile with confidence!