Visiting a hygienist is more than just an optional add-on

It’s an age-old truism that prevention is better than cure. When it comes to your teeth, taking care of them properly can prevent expensive and invasive treatments later on. The better you look after them, the more likely you are to keep them into later life.

Your dental hygienist is a valuable ally when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Not only that, they help us feel more confident.

Hygienist visits can feel less pressured than dentist appointments

If you’re a nervous dental patient, it makes sense to get into the habit of visiting your surgery regularly. Hygienist appointments are generally more relaxed. If you visit your hygienist on a regular basis, you’re less likely to need lengthy treatment from the dentist. This, in turn, makes dentist appointments less stressful.

Preventative care

A link has been proven between poor dental hygiene and any number of serious health issues. These include diabetes and heart disease. A hygienist can help spot issues before they arise and help to equip you with the skills you need to take better care of your teeth and gums.

Fresher breath

Most people are too polite to tell you if your breath is unpleasant, but it’s a problem that affects a large number of us. No matter how frequently we brush, we can’t remove all the plaque and bacteria on our own. Hygienists will give your mouth a deep, refreshing clean that removes the unpleasant bacteria that cause halitosis and help you feel more confident in the process.

A better smile

Our eating and drinking habits can take the shine off our smiles. Teeth can easily become unpleasantly discoloured. Dental hygienists have the skills and know-how to restore your smile to its best.


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