Just as there are doctors and nurses in a hospital, there are also dentists and dental hygienists. Through an extensive cleaning process, dental hygienists can prevent problems that a dentist would otherwise have to treat
Have you been avoiding the hygienists chair? Here are three reasons why you should book an appointment today.
1. To prevent gum disease
In New Zealand alone, gum disease is believed to affect around 80 per cent of people over the age of 15, according to the Auckland Dental Association. This common oral condition is caused by a buildup of plaque on and around the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to painful gums, bad breath and even loss of teeth. A dental hygienist will thoroughly remove any hard deposits and surface staining on the teeth. They'll also assess the overall health of your gums and give personalised advice on how to prevent a recurring problem at home.
In New Zealand alone, gum disease is believed to affect around 80 per cent of people over the age of 15.
2. To keep bad breath at bay
We may all feel a little self-conscious about bad breath after waking up or eating something with a strong odour, but often, it's something that brushing your teeth or a mint can take care of. However, if you're experiencing severe bad breath throughout the day, you may be living with halitosis. The cause for the odour is often found in bacteria residing under the gumline, which only a dental hygienist can reach. At a dental hygienist appointment, we'll give your teeth a thorough clean and recommend the best products to help keep bad breath at bay.
3. To improve confidence
Are you shying away from flashing your smile due to stained teeth? Tea, coffee, tobacco and red wine are just some of the guilty culprits responsible for altering the whiteness of our teeth. These external stains cannot be removed by brushing at home – it requires a deeper, professional clean. This is where a dental hygienist comes in. A regular visit to the hygienist is a great way to remove these stains and restore your teeth to their natural whiteness. They'll also help to keep you clear of plaque and tartar deposits.
A fresh and healthy smile is not only great for your oral health, it's also an instant confidence boost!
So, get ready to wave goodbye to a self conscious smile, and say hello to a cleaner and healthier mouth with the help of City Dentists. To book a dental hygienist appointment today, give us a call on 04 978 4964, or click here to book.