How clean are your teeth? Even if you brush twice daily, floss and use mouthwash regularly, you can still miss vital parts of your mouth, which can lead to build ups of nasty bacteria over time.
When bacteria are present in the mouth for too long, they can leave a film over your gums, causing soreness, redness and bleeding. If left untreated, this can develop into gum disease or gingivitis, and eventually into the more serious periodontitis, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Losing teeth can not only affect your confidence but also your overall oral health, so it is essential to look after your gums and keep harmful conditions at bay.
Thankfully, issues like gum disease can be easily prevented. Regular hygienist appointments will ensure that your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned and screened for any early signs of potential issues.
During these appointments, you will also be given invaluable tips on how to correctly brush your teeth and gums and how to floss correctly. If you do suspect that you might have gum disease already, these appointments are even more essential to successfully reverse this process.
If you have a bridge, crowns, fillings or braces you should see a hygienist more regularly than every six months, as these fixed structures within your mouth can make thorough cleaning even more difficult with a toothbrush alone.
For more information about our hygienist services, or to make an appointment, speak to us on 020 8672 9600.