Our hygiene appointments are vital for your oral health. During these the hygienist will give your teeth a professional deep clean including cleaning interdentally and below the gum line. This removes plaque (biofilm), a constantly forming thin and sticky layer of bacteria which can irritate the gums and cause gum disease.
Gum disease is the most common disease in the human body. The initial symptoms include bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums. With treatment it can be controlled, but if left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss. Also, recent research has shown that uncontrolled gum disease is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes, uncontrolled diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses.
The regular hygienist appointments are crucial to the successful prevention and treatment of gum disease and plays a significant role in your oral health.