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Save money with visits to your hygienist in Richmond

Visiting your dentist regularly is the best form of self-care you can provide for your teeth and oral health. Although routine, attending a 6-monthly check-up ensures any potential issues are diagnosed and treated before they have a chance to become dental disasters. One of the main aspects of a check-up is to also see the hygienist in Richmond for a thorough clean and descale. This is the foundation of good oral hygiene, removing the build-up of tartar, ensuring your gums remain healthy.

Why are gums so important?

Gums are the soil that the roots of your teeth live in, they support and project your teeth so it’s vital they remain healthy. Left untreated, gum inflammation and infection can quickly progress into disease, threatening the long-term health of your gums and leading to tooth loss.

Gum infections, such as gingivitis, are easy to diagnose and treat. First signs are bleeding gums when brushing, and bad breath. Gum disease is painless, so often gets ignored by patients, but it leads to the development of more serious symptoms. If your gums bleed during brushing or at any other time, contact Sheen Dental and book your hygiene appointment as soon as possible.

If left, gingivitis can develop into the more serious gum disease: periodontitis. This will need ongoing care and dental support to ensure it does not affect the health of your jawbone. Regular dental check-ups and cleaning from your hygienist in Richmond will prevent infection developing and ensure your gums are kept in tip top condition.

What happens at my hygienist appointment?

Your appointment includes an oral examination, checking your teeth, gums, mouth and neck. You will also be asked questions about your dental health, so you can discuss issues that you have noticed. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned, removing tartar build-up.

If, during the examination, areas of concern are found, your hygienist will consult with your dentist and a treatment plan will be discussed with you.

Good oral hygiene starts with twice-daily brushing and flossing. However, with the support of your hygienist, your teeth and gums can be safeguarded, ensuring long-term oral health and the cost of expensive treatments.


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