Improve the health of your teeth with the help of a Dental Hygienist

Improve the health of your teeth with the help of a Dental Hygienist

Maintaining healthy oral health is vital! It’s not just for appearance either (although in the social media age this can be very important), but also for general health. Poor or lacking oral hygiene can lead to various medical and dental issues such as gum disease, bone loss, infection, strokes, heart disease, and many more.

Here are seven reasons it is essential to visit our dental hygienist in Cardiff.

1. To prevent Gum Disease

90% of people have experienced gum disease at one point throughout their lives, regardless of whether it was moderate, mild, or even severe.

Gum disease can be described as an infection that affects the gum tissue and bone that hold your teeth in their place. It is not painful, and many people are unaware they have gum disease. It’s one of the primary causes of tooth loss in adults.

If treatment isn’t received in time, a more severe and advanced stage of gum disease could occur.

If you don’t wish to wake up one day to discover that you’re a victim of gum disease, it’s essential that you make sure to maintain your dental health. Insanity or forgetfulness is not an excuse! Trust us when we say that you will eventually pay the price, one way or another, if you don’t make an effort to keep your dental hygiene.

2. To Maintain Good Physical Health

Recent research has found a link between strokes and heart attacks – with gum disease resulting from inadequate dental hygiene. Regular cleaning of your teeth can help keep your gums and teeth well-maintained and may reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease.

3. To Maintain Your Tooth Health

As gum disease is one of the adults’ most common reasons for tooth loss, we at Cyncoed Dental Practice advise regular dental cleaning and check-ups. Cleaning and flossing your teeth is essential to ensure you have as many healthy dental teeth as possible. Keeping your teeth clean means more efficient chewing and more restorative overall health.

4. To Detect Dental Problems Early

Your dentist and hygienist should be able to detect symptoms of problems early. Dental cavities detected before filling with broken fillings or gum disease are easy to treat when caught. If the issue is not addressed, gum surgery, root canals, and teeth removal may be the only option to be considered.

5. To Keep Good Oral Health

Although we are all aware of the importance of oral hygiene, it’s an unfortunate reality that many of us don’t take good care of our teeth. Dental hygiene is seen as one of those annoyances that we have to deal with, a chore that doesn’t matter if we miss it every now and then. Of course, at the beginning of the day, you’ll find that many people are eager to get out of the house for work, and after a long day, all you want to do is sink to sleep; however, this could result in your toothbrush as well as floss, toothpaste, and mouthwash remaining unattended. If this happens to you, your teeth may fall into a bad state (without you even knowing).

Our hygienists will make sure that you’re preserving your oral health by conducting a visual exam and comparing the results against the last time you visited the dental clinic. If you’re on the wrong track in oral hygiene, we’ll help get you back on the right path.

6. To Brighten and Whiten Your Smile

The dental hygienist at our dental clinic will advise you on how much coffee, tobacco, and red wine you should be consuming to look after your teeth. During your treatment, our hygienist additionally polishes the teeth to create a stunning shine.

7. To help prevent bad breath

Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a sneaky condition that affects anyone at any time. The most prevalent reasons for bad breath can be prevented and are easy to treat, but some medical conditions can be the cause and will be harder to fix. 

90% of cases of bad breath result from bacteria stuck inside the mouth.The main reasons for bad breath are various types of food items, dental hygiene issues, gum disease, smoking, food impurities, faulty or inadequate restorations, unclean dentures, and excessive bacterial growth in the mouth. Our hygienists can recommend products to help stop bad breath from occurring.