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Top reasons to see our hygienist in Richmond!

If you are keen to have clean teeth and healthy gums, you may be aware that simply brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash is not enough to keep your teeth in good condition. In fact, even visiting the dentist for a regular check-up will not completely get the job done. To ensure that your teeth are free from plaque and that your gums stay free of gingivitis, visiting our hygienist Richmond regularly is the icing on the cake we recommend (sugar free, of course!) A dental hygienist Richmond plays an important role in keeping your mouth as healthy as it can be. At Sheen Dental, we have been established for over 25 years and our professional and friendly staff are ready to take good care of you.

What does a hygienist Richmond do?

When you come to our practice, we want you to feel the benefit of making the effort to come and see us! Our hygienists will be able to make your teeth feel really healthy after you’ve spent time with them. As experts in preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease, they will help to keep your teeth and gums squeaky clean each time you come to visit them.

During your hygienist appointment, you can expect to have a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. They will look at the space between the teeth - a place you can’t see easily yourself - and they will look for any signs of disease forming. They will be able to offer advice about brushing and flossing to help you prevent any problems starting after they have treated you as well. They will also be able to offer support and guidance on stopping smoking as this can be a major cause of discolouration of the teeth, along with more serious issues such as oral cancer.

Once they have examined the mouth and gums, they will remove any plaque through a process commonly known as scale and polishing. They will be able to keep a record of any areas that are particularly at risk and they will advise you of this. You never need to feel any pain in anything that the hygienist does, as they can offer local anaesthetic should you wish to have this.

What are the benefits of seeing a hygienist regularly?

By seeing a hygienist every 6 months or so, you are reducing the risk of serious problems in your mouth. Whether the risk minimised is for tooth loss or the need for fillings, there can be no denying that it is time well spent in the long run if it helps you to keep your teeth and gums in top-notch condition. Nobody wants to have to go down the route of considering replacing missing teeth if it can be avoided and we understand that sometimes this extra treatment and knowledgeable tracking of your mouth can give patients the boost they need, to keep themselves on the road to a continued healthy smile.

Come and see us!

If you would like to find out more about how we can help, why not give us a call and we will be happy to chat to you more about the reasons why our hygienists will help you with top oral hygiene.


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