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Your dental hygienist in Richmond

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is so important to ensure they last a lifetime. If you keep up a consistent dental hygiene routine of brushing and flossing, and have regular check-ups with your hygienist Richmond, you should be doing all the right things. It is important to have these check-ups to make sure we can identify any small issues with your teeth and gums that may lead to bigger problems.

We have specialists here at Sheen Dental who focus on preventing periodontal disease and gingivitis. Both of these diseases can lead to tooth loss, staining and bad breath. Most of the time, periodontal disease goes unnoticed because it isn’t painful, but if it goes untreated, it can lead to the above issues. The longer that this disease is not treated, the more severe it can become, so make sure that you follow the correct oral hygiene methods as much as possible.

To prevent these complications occurring, we will measure the gaps between your teeth and gums to identify whether any treatment is needed to prevent the disease. If you do need some treatment for this, there is no need to worry, our hygienist Richmond specialises in preventing this disease, and will help you feel as comfortable as possible every step of the way. We will start off by deep cleaning your teeth and removing any build-up of bacteria and plaque, which will help to preserve the quality of your teeth. We will also target below the gums as well to ensure they are as clean and bacteria-free as possible.

As well as carrying out treatments, we will also offer you advice and help about taking care of your teeth so you can minimise the risks yourself. We will give you great tips and be with you every step of the way to your healthier teeth.

What happens if I don’t keep up my oral hygiene routine?

If you do not brush and floss regularly, or have these check-ups with your hygienist Richmond, it can cause many different types of issues with your teeth and gums. The most clear one being tooth decay, as if you do not take care of your teeth, then plaque and bacteria will continue to build up on your teeth.

Bad breath is also a big downside of not following a proper oral hygiene routine. The longer that plaque and bacteria are left to build up, the more permanent the damage becomes, meaning that it will affect your breath. This is when a dental deep cleaning may be a help, as it will strip most, if not all of the plaque off of your teeth, meaning it will alleviate some of the odour that comes with it.

Tooth loss is also a big problem that comes with not taking care of your teeth. The more your teeth are left to decay, the weaker they will become. This is the worst case scenario, but is still a real possibility. Before this stage, your teeth will become stained, you may get cavities, and more, so hopefully you can spot the issue and get it treated as soon as possible to prevent permanent tooth loss.


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