Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Daily cleaning of the teeth and mouth is essential to the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Visiting a Dental Hygienist at a recommended interval will also help prevent the onset of gum disease. Did you know that you are at a greater risk of heart disease and a stroke if you dental health is not maintained?
A Dental Hygienist has specialist training in the cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and gums and will perform the following functions:
- Evaluation of the health of gums
- Scaling and polishing of the teeth
- Instructions on correct tooth and gum care
- Application of decay preventing agents
- Taking of dental x-rays
Gum disease is a slow insidious disease that can pass unnoticed until it is in the advanced stages, when treatment is difficult and often expensive. Did you know that if you don't floss your teeth there is a very good chance that you won't keep them for life?
If you have any further questions regarding dental hygiene and the role of the dental hygienist, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer them.