Dental hygiene is about preventing tooth decay and gum disease, and in oral health prevention is always better (and cheaper) than cure.
Seeing the hygienist is all about reducing the level of bacteria accumulating in your mouth. Even with the best tooth brushing technique in the world, most people miss parts of their mouth regularly.
Gradually, bacteria builds up in these places and hardens owing to the minerals in your saliva. Once these deposits have hardened, they need to be removed professionally as your toothbrush won’t be able to do it.
Bacteria in the body can also get into the blood stream through the mouth and gradually contribute to health problems such as heart disease, if left untreated.
Smilecare has the only full-time hygienist in Plymouth, available five days a week. To book an appointment call 01752 663 239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.