Why regular dental hygiene appointments are so important

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Why regular dental hygiene appointments are so important

When did you last have a dental hygiene appointment and why is it so important?

All dental experts recommend that all patients should attend hygiene appointments every 6-12 months… but why?

Maintaining a healthy smile is about more than just brushing and flossing regularly. Even with the most diligent daily routine, there are a number of reasons and benefits as to why patients should attend regular hygiene appointments.

Dental hygienists are experts in managing the health of your gums. Even in healthy individuals, a hygiene appointment is a good idea if you want a little more confidence in your smile. Here’s 7 reasons you should attend regular hygiene appointments…


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1) Remove stains and discolouration

Hygiene appointments alone are a great way to remove staining and discolouration from your teeth. In many cases, patients will believe they need tooth whitening – until they’ve had a hygiene appointment!

The results of professional cleaning are instantly noticeable. Your smile will appear brighter and healthier right after treatment. Our hygiene appointments can remove stubborn staining and discolouration caused by smoking or by drinking drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee etc and restore your naturally bright smile.


2) Tartar and plaque removal

Even with consistent brushing and flossing, it’s easy for plaque and tartar to accumulate over time. Our hygienists have the tools and expertise to remove these stubborn deposits, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.


3) Prevent gum disease & tooth loss

Gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss. If gum disease is left untreated it can have an impact on your overall health. The bacteria irritates the gums, causing them to pull away from the teeth. Eventually the bacteria will go beyond the gumline, affecting the tissues that hold the teeth in place, causing them to become loose and eventually, fall out.


4) Prevent expensive dental treatment

Regular Dental hygiene appointments help maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Preventing issues like cavities, gum disease and tooth sensitivity will help prevent tooth loss and save you money on extensive dental treatments in the future.


5) Reach difficult areas

Even with the most diligent cleaning routine and the best toothbrush money can buy, there are areas in your mouth that are difficult to reach and clean thoroughly. A regular hygiene appointment will allow your hygienist to reach those pesky areas and prevent any decay or issues.


6) Personalised oral health advice

Our dental hygienists offer tailored advice on your oral health routine. They’ll recommend specific products and techniques to improve your oral hygiene practices, ensuring you maintain a healthy smile between appointments.


7) Prevent bad breath

As well as gum disease, we can develop bad breath through rotting food. There may be areas that we simply cannot reach with our toothbrush. This can lead to a build up of bad bacteria in the grooves and gaps or your teeth and cause bad breath.


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Book your hygiene appointment at DrBK in Reading for just £75! 

Your appointments with our dental hygienist in Reading will not only help you achieve a dazzling smile, but also play a pivotal role in your overall health. Our spa-like clinic will put anyone who is nervous about the dentist at ease.

Please note; you do not need a checkup to undergo a hygiene appointment.

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