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3 reasons to visit the hygienist in Richmond

At Sheen Dental, we offer a comprehensive dental service that covers all of your oral healthcare needs. To do this, we have a strong team of professionals with a wide range of qualifications. We are proud to have several hygienists on staff to support our patients in some of the following ways.

Prevent gum disease

Perhaps one of the most important jobs for the hygienist in Richmond is helping to prevent gum disease. This is the primary cause of tooth decay and other dental problems. Most adults will experience gum disease at some point during their lives. In the preliminary stages, gum disease is treatable, and any ill effects can be reversed with good oral hygiene and support from a hygienist. If left unaddressed, it can lead to bleeding gums, soreness and, eventually, tooth loss.

To prevent the progression of gum disease, the hygienist in Richmond will remove any plaque that has built up on the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. If the problem has been building for a long time, it may take a few appointments to reverse the issue.

Addressing bad breath

One of the symptoms of gum disease is persistent bad breath. Treatment with the hygienist in Richmond should solve this issue if gum disease is the underlying cause. If it is not, the hygienist can also offer advice on how to prevent bad breath. They can also check if there are any other underlying dental causes.

Bad breath can cause low self esteem and feeling of social stigma so it’s worth getting it checked out and treated at Sheen Dental as soon as possible.

Lifestyle advice

On top of physical treatment, the hygienist in Richmond can also offer lots of advice on how to support your oral health with your lifestyle choices. This might include guidance on diet and hydration. If you are a smoker, they will always recommend that you quit for the good of your general health and the longevity of your teeth. Your hygienist at Sheen Dental can point you in the direction of cessation advice and support to help you on your journey towards a healthier smile.


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