Why visit a dental hygienist?
At Cambridge Dental, most of our patients visit one of our dental hygienists regularly every six months. This is because keeping gum disease and subsequent bone loss at bay requires constant maintenance. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the Western world. It is also sadly the most undiagnosed and untreated dental disease. Almost every person we inform who has this condition is completely unaware that anything is wrong. In it’s early stages there is no pain, no obvious bleeding and the teeth are not loose yet.
Our dental hygienists are gum disease specialists
Our dental hygienists are specifically trained to recognise and manage gum disease. Part of the role of our hygienists is to help patients improve their home care by teaching good oral hygiene techniques with regard to:
- interdental tools
They also recommend and provide relevant oral health products.
Our dental hygienists care for children and adolescents
Ideally, we would like to see no one develop gum disease so we take particular care with our younger patients to teach them good oral hygiene habits that will prevent the need for sometimes unpleasant and costly treatment later in life. Our hygienists communicate well with young children and adolescents and very much enjoy this part of their job.
Prevention is the key to good oral health
Visiting a dental hygienist is a little like laying good foundations before building a house. For a dentist to be putting in fillings or placing costly caps or porcelain veneers in a mouth that has gum disease would be like building a house on sand. It will collapse.
Making an appointment
We warmly invite you to make an appointment with one of our dental hygienists.