There are several areas in your mouth that are ‘hard to reach’. Because of this, plaque can build up and harden, making it impossible for you to remove at home. Your hygienist can access all of these hard to reach areas. They have special tools and training allowing them to remove hardened plaque safely.
If the hardened plaque or calculus isn’t removed it can lead to advanced gum disease. As gum disease advances it can begin to destroy your tooth’s supporting structures – which will eventually lead to wobbly teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults which is why we believe in a preventative approach to dentistry. Routine hygienist visits should be a part of your dental routine to protect your teeth and gums and help prevent the need for dental treatments.
Maintaining good oral health is also very important to your overall health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that poor oral health and chronic gum disease can be linked to dementia, inflammatory disease and pneumonia.