– This is why regular visits to the hygienist are so important.
Not only does plaque contribute to unsightly looking teeth and gums, it also poses a real risk to your long-term heart health.
But that’s not all.
Gum disease can also contribute to other serious diseases – including diabetes, strokes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. It can also cause complications during pregnancy.
What’s worse is that most people don’t know that they even have gum disease. Estimates suggest that 80% of the UK population may have the condition.
Here are some warning signs that you might have gum disease:
The statistics clearly show that the majority of people will experience gum disease. But how can you effectively treat the condition before serious issues develop?
The answer is simple: regular visits to the hygienist.
A hygienist is responsible for the deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. It primarily involves removing stains and plaque that regular brushing cannot remove. Hygienists can also help develop plans to reverse gum disease.
Traditionally, a visit to the hygienist involves a treatment called a “Scale and Polish”. While effective, it can cause some discomfort to patients.
Here at Space Healthcare, we now offer a modern treatment called Guided Biofilm Therapy to maximise patient comfort. It uses state-of-the-art temperature controlled technology to produce superb cleaning results.