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The importance of visiting your dentist

The importance of preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry is an important field of dentistry that is concerned with looking after your teeth to keep them clean and healthy while also preventing dental complications in the future. A good dental hygiene routine and maintaining good oral health helps prevent the buildup of plaque and the formation of tartar on your teeth to avoid complicated dental issues such as cavities and tooth decay. if plaque and tartar are left untreated they can also result in the development of gingivitis, an infection of the gums, which if left untreated can result in periodontitis, which is an infection of the surrounding dentition. If these issues are not detected early then they can result in tooth loss. Regular visits to your dentist in Luton is important because your dentist will use their knowledge and expertise to look for any signs and symptoms of infection, decay or disease at every appointment, before they fully present themselves, and therefore help prevent further complications in the future. If you were suffering from any dental issues then you will benefit from more frequent visits to your dentist in Luton whilst if you have good oral health and your teeth and gums are clean and healthy then you should visit your dentist at least twice a year to help enjoy good oral health for longer.


Visiting the hygienist


Even if you have a good dental hygiene routine and your teeth are clean and healthy it is important to visit your hygienist on a regular basis for a professional clean to make sure that there is no tartar building up on your teeth or around your gums. An appointment with the hygienist at your dentist in Luton includes a full examination of your teeth and gums to look out for any signs of infection or disease. Your hygienist is able to provide specialist advice and education on how to look after your teeth to the best of your ability. They can provide nutritional advice where necessary to help enhance your oral health. The main role of the hygienist is to carry out a professional clean of your mouth and this is done using scaling and polishing techniques which remove plaque and tartar from the teeth using handheld devices and specialised instruments which also help remove any superficial staining which may have occurred overtime on the surface of your teeth. Regular visits with your hygienist are important because the buildup of plaque and tartar is the main cause of most dental issues, so it is vital to make sure that you are brushing your teeth effectively to remove plaque because if plaque builds up, it becomes tartar and this cannot be removed by brushing at home and requires attention immediately.


Speak to us at Bramingham Dental and book an appointment with your dentist in Luton for a full examination and a professional clean with the hygienist to ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy. Even if you have avoided the dentist for a long time, do not delay rest assured that your oral health is our priority and we will look after you with your comfort and ease in mind and we want you to smile confidently and be happy with your teeth.