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What Is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene is an aspect of dental care that covers keeping your gums and teeth as healthy and clean as possible. In addition, regular brushing and flossing daily to clean in between your teeth help to ensure your smile will last a lifetime. Since gum disease is the most significant cause of tooth loss, good oral hygiene cannot be exaggerated. Also, gum disease is mostly preventable with a good hygiene regime. Lastly, it can help prevent bad breath and major causes of tooth loss in adults.

We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes each time. It would be better to use fluoride toothpaste to help maintain oral health between dentist visits. Also, use floss on inter-dental sticks once a day to help clean in between your teeth even more.

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The Link between General and Oral Hygiene

As has been noted by researchers, there is a connection between declining oral health and underlying systemic conditions. Accordingly, oral health has risen in importance in recent years. Besides, they have found out that a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body. Oral bacteria may be associated with problems such as heart disease, low birth weight, premature birth, etc.

Bacteria may spread from your oral cavity to your bloodstream and cause bacterial endocarditis. Even more, it is a life-threatening infection of your heart. Regardless, our dentist may recommend you take antibiotics as a preventive measure before they perform any dental procedure that could remove bacteria in your mouth.

What services does a scheduled cleaning include?

When you visit for a routine cleaning, our hygienist will perform the following:

  • A thorough review of dental and medical history
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Evaluation of overall oral health
  • X-rays to detect signs of decay
  • Stain, plaque, and tartar removal
  • Fluoride application
  • Sealant placement, if necessary
  • Teeth polishing
  • Oral health education
What Are the Advantages of Visiting a Hygienist?

Maintaining oral hygiene is important as it destroys decay and gum disease, which may lead to tooth loss. Consequently, frequent visits to a dentist or dental hygienist are necessary. Since it will ensure you that plaque and tartar that are hidden and difficult to reach are removed from your teeth. Basically, the dentist or hygienist eliminates rough surfaces that contribute to the build-up of bacterial numbers and improves your healthy gums and teeth.

Also, hygienists can help you maintain whiter and brighter teeth. Scaling, polishing, and cosmetic treatments can remove surface stains with the result of a fresher, more bright smile.

Also, our hygienist can provide a diet plan and how to care for your teeth and gums properly at home.

Get in touch with Dental Land. Our friendly dental group will be happy to answer any questions you may have about visiting the hygienist.

Advantages of Visiting a Hygienist

Get a Beautiful Smile by Good Oral Hygiene at Dental Land

To have a beautiful smile, you must constantly practice good dental habits. Avoiding too much-processed sugar, brushing regularly, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice a year will ensure a healthy smile. Particularly, plaque build-up or other issues can lead to tooth decay, oral problems, bad breath, and more.

Without a doubt, prevention is better than cure. At Dental Land in Summerhill, Toronto, We help you keep your natural teeth for life. Furthermore, we can effectively treat, manage, and maintain your oral health through regular oral hygiene cleans and assessments. Overall, it will support your overall health. At our clinic in Summerhill, we can treat gum diseases, control bad breath, provide fluoride treatments and give you a clean and healthy smile.

Dental Land is a dental practice built around the dedication to patient care treating patients in Summerhill, Toronto. In fact, we want you to know that caring for your teeth is about more than brushing, flossing, and avoiding unhealthy foods – it is about visiting a dental hygienist regularly to make sure that you avoid plaque build-up, gum disease, and bad breath, and many other potential issues. Contact us today to book your oral hygiene appointment or learn more about our dental hygiene services.

FAQs

Plaque may develop even with careful flossing and brushing, especially in areas difficult for a patient to reach. So regular tooth cleaning by the dental hygienist or dentist is essential to remove it. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and polishing. This involves using various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. In either case, most dentists recommend having the teeth cleaned every six months.

Even if you do a great job using dental floss and cleaning your teeth, you still need professional cleanings. Thus, dental hygienists use special techniques, instruments, and professional training to complete oral hygiene that is impossible to do yourself. In addition, these professionals will examine your mouth and your teeth.

For instance, you want us to keep decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues at bay. In that case, it is recommended to come to our office for a routine visit every six months. We will let you know the recommended visit schedule if you need to come in more often.

Call our office if you notice your gums are bleeding, painful, tender, and swollen. Our dentist or dental hygienist can recommend home care, including demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques, oral hygiene products, and possible treatment options.

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