Keeping your teeth & gums healthy
Regular visits to the dental hygienist not only keeps your teeth and gums healthy, it also prevents periodontal (gum) disease from developing.
Up to 20% of us have immune systems which overreact to the bad bacteria in our mouths. The result is that the bone and tissue that surround the tooth is attacked and broken down and its why gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss amongst adults.
Gum disease is unpredictable, can occur sporadically and we often don’t even feel it coming on. Even if you think you have healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to get your teeth cleaned by a hygienist at least once a year because they will be able to reach areas your toothbrush can’t as well as remove any stubborn plaque.