Why should I visit the dentist for a hygiene appointment?
Ongoing hygiene appointments ensure your oral health is at an optimal level. Your dentist will identify and treat concerns that may be unnoticeable by you. One of the most important things your hygienist will do during a hygiene appointment, is professionally clean your mouth. This involves removing plaque, bacteria and tartar. Tartar is a solidified result of bacteria that is impossible to remove by yourself and if left untreated, it rapidly result in tooth decay and erosion of the enamel. This leaves your teeth and gums susceptible to further complications.
There are other important aspects to your general dental clean and hygiene appointment
By visiting your dentist, you are protecting your teeth from decay and safeguarding your mouth from diseases, such as oral cancer and periodontitis. These are two extremely debilitating problems which may lead to general health complications down the track.