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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Dental Hygienist

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June 27, 2014 @ 3:59 pm
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They say that life is short and you can only make the best of it while it lasts. So, please your palate with whatever you fancy and make merry, but remember to brush your teeth and floss. Above all, remember to honor your appointments with your dental hygienist.

Do you often find reasons to skip such appointments simply because your teeth aren’t aching, or you feel the visits have become too frequent? Consider that no matter how well you brush your teeth and floss; there will be some buildup of tartar and plaque on teeth in some of those hard-to-reach parts of the mouth. You will thus need a dental hygienist to use specialized tools to clean the teeth and remove the accumulated tartar and plaque. This will also prevent gum diseases and save you from loss of teeth. In order to get a better picture of why you really need a dental hygienist, below are some five reasons:

1. To save costs on more expensive oral health treatments
Prevention is better than cure. But have you ever wondered how great things could be if you followed this adage in managing your oral health? By visiting your dental hygienist regularly, you will be preventing buildup of more complicated dental problems such as tooth cavities and root canal infections that could require more expensive procedures to treat. You can therefore save yourself, and your family, from complicated health conditions and excessive medical bills by scheduling regular visits to your dental hygienist.

2. To Prevent Other Diseases
Poor oral health has been linked to the onset and progression of more hard-to-treat diseases such as diabetes, respiratory complications and heart disease. These are not only painful conditions; they are also fatal and expensive to treat. Fortunately, your next visit to a dental hygienist could lead to the detection and thus early treatment of these, among other health problems. This could save your life!

3. To Prevent oral cancer
Though there have been great strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer, that’s no good reason to just throw yourself at the “tethered dog”. Since you cherish your life and health, plan to get screened for oral cancer at your next visit to a dental hygienist.

4. To Boost your Self esteem
Chew garlic or mint flavored bubble gum just before kissing. Weren’t you taught that this prevents bad breath? Missing teeth and dental fluorosis can also eat into your self-esteem and limit the extent to which you can laugh and enjoy life with friends. At times there is little that you can do on your own to solve such problems. Fortunately, you can easily restore your self-esteem through both preventive and curative oral health care from a qualified dental hygienist.

5. To keep your teeth for a lifetime
There are amazing dentures and other fixtures in the market to cover missing teeth. But at what cost do most such high end products come? As you will realize, a dental hygienist can help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime at a fraction of what it would cost you to get artificial fittings. What’s more, she will show you simple and proven ways in which you can guarantee good oral health over your lifetime.

So, now you have them, the top five reasons why you need a dental hygienist. If you value your teeth, cherish that smile and want to keep oral cancer, heart disease and diabetes at bay, then it’s time to book your appointment here for a thorough checkup by our dental hygienists.

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