The health of your mouth plays a big role in your overall health!
Did you know that there is a close link between the health of your mouth and your overall, general health?
Regular visits for teeth cleaning provides an additional level of preventative care on top of brushing and flossing at home, that helps to keep your teeth strong and healthy. A registered dental hygienist (RDH) is a licensed dental professional who specializes in making sure your teeth are in good shape. Hygienists ensure that your teeth are clean and free of bacteria, plaque build-up, and decay, and that the supporting structures of your teeth ― such as gums ― are healthy.
Every dental hygiene appointment includes oral cancer screenings and an overall assessment of your mouth, which will catch any signs of disease in the early stages, when treatment can be most effective.
At Oasispark Dental, our hygienists promote your dental health through prevention, therapy, education and professional cleanings. Hygienists provide cleanings for the healthy maintenance of teeth, as well as therapeutically treating areas to improve the health of tissues in the mouth, and prevent disease. Our hygienists can also help to educate patients on the importance of habits and behaviours that ensure ongoing or improved oral health. This can include treatment for periodontal disease.
Professional dental cleanings
Professional dental hygiene cleanings help to remove build up that can occur under your gums even with daily brushing and flossing. This helps to reduce redness, bleeding and inflammation of the gums caused by the living bacteria in plaque and tartar.
Without regular hygiene appointments, periodontal disease can develop. Periodontal disease usually starts with gingivitis or red, inflamed and bleeding gums, but can progress into periodontitis. Periodontitis is the loss of bone from bacteria eating away at your teeth’s supporting structures, underneath your gums. The loss of any supporting structures around your teeth can lead to bad breath, poor function and mobility of your teeth and mouth and can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth.
Your mouth plays an important role in day-to-day life, and is vital for activities we might easily take for granted, such as eating and talking. Regular hygiene appointments can help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, and continue to ensure comfortable functioning.
A typical dental hygiene appointment will include the following:
- Dental hygiene assessment
- Removal of plaque and any tartar build-up
- Stain removal and teeth polishing