The importance of regular dental visits

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The importance of regular check-ups, whether annual or bi-annual, cannot be overstated. These visits are crucial because they can prevent dental issues that you may not notice due to problems that can develop without exhibiting any noticeable symptoms.

Did you know that it’s not just visits to the dentist that many people in the UK are skipping? Visits to the hygienist are also being overlooked, and they’re just as crucial for keeping your oral health in check. 

The role of a Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists play a vital role in promoting and maintaining oral health. Here are some responsibilities and roles of a dental hygienist:

Dental hygienists perform professional cleaning using specialised tools to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth, ensuring a thorough cleaning that helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

A crucial role of a dental hygienist is also educating patients about proper oral hygiene practices. They give guidance on brushing and flossing techniques and recommend appropriate oral care products.

Periodontal Care: Dental hygienists perform deep cleanings, called scaling and root planing, to remove bacteria and tartar from below the gumline, promoting gum health and preventing further progression of gum disease.

Nurturing Oral Health

Through expertise in cleaning, preventive care, patient education, and collaboration with dentists, a hygienist’s contribution is important to the overall well-being and oral hygiene of individuals.

By staying on top of your dental appointments and appreciating the role of dental hygienists, you’re taking proactive steps towards maintaining optimal oral health. 

So don’t forget to schedule those check-ups with us at Dental House Exeter and embrace the valuable care and expertise that dental hygienists provide. Your smile will thank you!

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