How a Dental Hygienist can Help
How daily practices and your hygienist can provide you with a healthy smile.

It’s time to take a closer look at your teeth. Do you have healthy teeth?

In this blog we will look at what we can do collectively to guarantee your teeth stays as healthy as possible. By the end of this blog, our goal at Brighton implant clinic is to showcase as well as support you, on how to keep your smile shining bright pre and post visits from us.

So, lets tick these off as we go along

Is brushing the only way?

In order to maintain a healthy bright, white smile, it is very important to follow a healthy oral care routine daily, which includes brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Keep in mind to be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, as well as flossing your teeth after. 

Quick tip: Use a tongue scraper! Doing so, helps to get rid of the food particles and the bacteria on the tongue.

Little things like this will help make your mouth a happier environment for your teeth and gums.

When was the last time you visited the dentist?

Scheduling regular dental checkups is extremely important to maintain a healthy mouth. Ideally, you should visit a experienced dental professional every six months. The reason being? Well, by doing this you will ensure your teeth stay strong, are happy and gleaming always. By not doing this, you will start to begin a journey of serious oral health conditions.

Yes, what you eat does help increase healthy teeth!

Everyday decisions like the food you eat ensure that your mouth and gums stay bright and your breath stays fresh. If you are a lover of unhealthy food or someone who frequently snacks, you are more vulnerable than most to develop oral health issues.

The aftermath from consistent snacking or great consumption of unhealthy foods, enables a your mouth to create a harmful concoction. The concoction starts when the highly sugary or starchy foods mix with the bacteria in your mouth. This mixture turns into an acid that is capable of breaking down the enamel on your teeth.

BIC what foods can help strengthen my teeth and keep tooth decay at bay?!

A diet that is rich in leafy greens and various fruits will help! Foods like this will stimulate saliva to flow in the mouth. This then helps to remineralise the surface of your teeth and then keeping tooth decay at bay.

Do you smoke?

As we are all aware, smoking is incredibly harmful to your mouth. Smoking leads to discolouration to the tooth and can lead to serious infections in your mouth.

Gingivitis, the common form of gum disease (periodontal disease). It causes irritation, redness and imflammation to the parts of your gums around the base of your teeth. Smoking increases Gingivitis as it causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums do not have the opportunity to heal.

The bottom line

Advice and treatment from our hygienists here at Brighton Implant Clinic can support you in making your smile a happy and healthy one! But do keep in mind the points we have discussed today within this blog post, this can ensure your hygienist appointments are swift and straightforward.

At each of our four branches we have a dedicated team of hygienists. To encourage a healthier smile we provide a Guided Biofilm Therapy by EMS. It is a gentle and comfortable clinical practice to remove plaque. Our Hove branch hygienist Annie showcases the therapy here.

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