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Why might patients pay a visit to a hygienist in Richmond?

A hygienist in Richmond is essentially a dental healthcare professional who specialises (and has therefore undertaken further academic study) within the field of dental hygiene. With our hygienist in Richmond we strive to place our patients’ dental needs at the top of our priority list, which is why we strive to ensure our patients are aware of the importance of their oral health, whilst within the walls of our clinic.

Why is it so vital to stay on top of your oral health?

Many patients may be unaware of the true importance of attending a biannual check-up at our clinic within Richmond, however staying on top of your oral hygiene could be argued as the base for positive dental health! Despite the importance of oral hygiene being emphasised at our clinic, many individuals may be unsure of the technical definition of oral hygiene, and therefore what to expect from a visit to our clinic.

What is dental hygiene?

The general definition of dental hygiene embodies essential routines and procedures that are taken in order to maintain a good standard of oral health. At our practice within Richmond we place our patients’ oral health at the top of our priorities, as we are aware of the consequences that can occur when dental hygiene is not maintained!

Considering skipping your appointment at our dental surgery?... You may wish to think again!

Many patients may overlook their scheduled biannual oral health check-up, which could be for a multitude of reasons, just some examples of which are a hectic work or social life, a dental anxiety or possibly even a phobia. However arguably one of the more common causes is due to the belief that a patient maintains adequate dental hygiene within the comfort of their own home.

Is daily brushing enough to take care of your smile?

Many patients may believe that brushing their teeth twice a day within the comfort of their own home is enough to maintain an adequate level of oral health, however certain hygiene procedures that are suggested within a biannual check-up, could be argued as essential when attempting to keep a patient’s smile healthy!

What is a scale and polish?

A scale and polish is a common treatment within the field of general dentistry and is often completed within minutes during a biannual check-up at our Sheen Dental clinic! During the procedure itself patients can expect to receive a thorough examination of the oral area, special interdental brushes and pastes are then used in order to remove the build-up of tartar on the surface of the teeth.

What are the consequences of plaque left on the surface of the teeth?

Many patients may overlook the accumulation of plaque on the surface of the teeth, however leaving this build-up can lead to more serious consequences! Plaque build-up can unfortunately develop into dental diseases and infections such as gum disease, to name just one common example! Oral diseases can often be left unnoticed within the mouth, which is why a visit to our clinic twice a year is so vital!


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