Visiting a dental hygienist is many times put on the back burner, and as a result health problems arise over time. Good dental health is very important to our overall well-being. That is why regular dental checkups should be a priority.
7 Reasons To See a Dental Hygienist Regularly
Let’s look at 7 reasons seeing a dental hygienist is important.
Early Detection of Dental Problems. If you are seeing a hygienist every six months, they have a much better chance of catching potential dental issues, before they become bigger issues.
Prevents Halitosis (Bad Breath). If you have ever been on the receiving end of someone with bad breath, you usually start to wonder if you also have bad breath, or may even offer them a mint! Whatever the case, no one wants to have it or smell it. Bad breath can also be a sign of more serious health problems.
Whiter Smile. A smile is the first thing many people notice about a person. If your smile is yellow and dull, then you are far less likely to smile as much. However, when you have the confidence of an attractive smile with white teeth. You’ll be showing off those pearly whites every chance you get!
Help Prevent Gum Disease. Periodontitis is a serious problem. It means that you have an active bacterial infection in your body. It is associated with other health problems such as; heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Additionally, it can also cause your teeth to fall out! Sadly, over 90% of adults over age 30 have some stage of active gum disease. You can help prevent this simply by seeing your dental hygienist regularly.
Help Prevent Oral Cancer. Dental hygienists are able to see areas of our mouths that we simply can’t see no matter how hard we try. They also have the best chance of finding problems while they are still managable.
Hygienists are helping save lives every day with early detection, because as many of us already know, finding cancer early affords us a much greater chance of survival.
Stop Bleeding Gums. Bleeding gums is a sign of gum inflammation, and in many cases is the result of poor dental habits and/or lack of proper flossing. It can also be a sign of the early stages of gum disease. A hygienist can help determine the cause.
Hard To Reach Spots. They can get into nooks and crannies that can’t reach with regular flossing and brushing. When you see a hygienist every six month, they are better able to help keep these areas clean and problem free.
As you can clearly see, visiting a dental hygienist regularly is not only good for your teeth, it is also a much needed aid in overall preventive health care. We care about your overall health. Call the office, 866-604-3327, to schedule your appointment today!