We are all responsible for taking care of our own dental hygiene with brushing and flossing our teeth at home as part of our daily routine.
In addition to our own oral hygiene, it is also important to visit your dentist’s office twice a year, but it is not necessarily to see the dentist. It is usually to see a dental hygienist for a regular dental cleaning. How do you choose the best dental hygienist for your family?
A dental hygienist is an oral health professional who is trained to prevent and treat oral diseases. They don’t just clean your teeth as part of their role is to examine your teeth and gums for gum disease, and to identify unseen problems with the teeth using x-rays. This helps the dentist to have the information he or she requires to assess any issues the hygienist finds and address those with proper procedures and treatments.
Dental hygienists remove tartar and plaque from your teeth, polish them, and they might also add fluoride treatment, or sealant on sensitive teeth. They often give you a refresher course on how to brush and floss your teeth more effectively if you need a nudge to be more thorough.
Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That is true of dental hygiene as maintaining good personal oral hygiene habits at home and seeing a dental hygienist twice a year are the best tools to prevent you from having serious problems with your teeth and gums. Proactive prevention of tooth decay and gum disease is critical to your oral health and your overall health too.
Another reason dental hygiene is important is that sometimes other health issues in your body can be detected by a hygienist who is looking at your x-rays and examining your gums and teeth with great scrutiny. Your overall health and your oral health are connected.
Two dental hygiene problems people have is neglecting their daily brushing and flossing which leaves their teeth vulnerable to cavities and decay, or missing check-ups. Lack of brushing and flossing can also result in gum disease as bacteria builds up and infects the gums.
Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen or even lead to tooth loss if left unaddressed. Neglecting daily care of your teeth or your bi-annual dental check-ups and cleanings will lead to dental problems and procedures for you down the road.
At Skypointe Dental, our highly trained, experienced dental hygienists are able to provide you with the personal attention and care that you need. Whether it is for young children or seniors, our dental hygienists demonstrate great attention to the details of your concerns, and the condition of your teeth and gums.
When you come for check-ups and cleanings twice a year, you can have peace of mind that our hygienists will spot small concerns early so that they can be prevented from becoming major problems. They are also trained to look for signs of oral cancer as any sign of abnormal tissue growth may require further attention. When you expect any of the dental issues above please make an appointment today.
We believe that families, friends, and neighbours come first! We are a welcoming Calgary NE dentist, and we celebrate cultural diversity with our multi-cultural staff who can offer services in Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
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At Skypointe Dental, we are here to serve Families, Friends, and Neighbours! We love our multi-cultural community, and we reflect that in our dental practice in Calgary NE by also offering our services in Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
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