Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for a healthy smile and overall well-being. One of the most effective ways to prevent dental problems, such as gum disease, is through regular dental hygiene appointments. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of these appointments, the stages of gum disease, and what typically happens during a dental hygienist appointment with us at Sync Dental Centres. Additionally, we’ll highlight an innovative stain removal treatment called Airflow that we offer and discuss its benefits.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar. It affects the tissues surrounding the teeth and can progress through various stages if left untreated. Early detection and timely treatment are vital in preventing severe complications.
Gingivitis: The initial stage of gum disease, characterised by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. At this stage, the disease is reversible with proper oral care and professional treatment.
Periodontitis: If gingivitis is not addressed, it can progress to periodontitis. This stage involves the infection and inflammation of the gums, as well as damage to the bone and connective tissues that support the teeth. Tooth loss may occur if treatment is not sought promptly.
Advanced Periodontitis: This is the most severe stage of gum disease, where the supporting structures of the teeth are significantly damaged. Teeth may become loose or shift, leading to chewing difficulties and the need for extensive dental intervention.
Regular dental hygiene appointments play a crucial role in preventing gum disease and maintaining optimal oral health. During these appointments, our dental hygienists work alongside the dentist to provide comprehensive care and support. Here’s what you can expect during a typical dental hygiene appointment at Sync Dental.
Oral Examination: Our hygienist will initially ask you some questions about your dental and medical history. If you have any concerns, you are given the chance to discuss them. This ensures your hygienist appointment is tailored to you personally. Then, we will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for signs of gum disease or any other oral health concerns.
Thorough Cleaning: Our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and gums using specialised tools. This process, called a scale and polish provides a thorough, professional clean and your teeth will feel cleaner and smoother immediately. The dental hygiene appointments help prevent gum disease by eliminating harmful bacteria.
Advice & Information: Our hygienist will provide advice and information about caring for your teeth and gums at home.
One exciting advancement in dental hygiene is Airflow treatment. This innovative technique uses a controlled stream of compressed air, water, and bicarbonate to remove surface stains and plaque, restoring the natural whiteness of your teeth. Airflow treatment is highly effective, quick, and painless, an appointment usually lasts around 30 minutes. This makes Airflow an excellent choice for patients seeking a brighter, healthier looking smile in just one visit to us.
Dental hygiene appointments are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Regular visits to the dental hygienist can prevent gum disease and identify any potential oral health issues before they become severe. Additionally, the introduction of Airflow treatment provides an effective and comfortable method for stain removal and contributes to overall oral health.
Don’t hesitate to schedule your next dental hygiene appointment to keep your smile radiant and your oral health in top shape. Dental hygiene treatment from £49 – results immediately – Available at: Addlestone, Chertsey, Parkside & Pyrford centres.