Oral Hygiene is the cornerstone of having a healthy mouth that links into great general health. ‘Heart disease’, ‘infertility’, ‘kidney and liver disease’ are a few of the general health issues linked to the chronic inflammatory process in the gums. So why then do we know so little about the connection between these key health factors. Why do patients cringe when the phone rings and they hear “John, it has been 6 months since your last hygiene visit, when can I book you in?”
It Starts With How You Brush Your Teeth
In a survey conducted at Caring 4 Smiles, we found that almost 90% of patients ( young and old ) had never been correctly taught to brush or floss. Some said “Oh, I have an electric toothbrush“, implying that the mere ownership of an oral care instrument guaranteed their “Oral Hygiene” was under control.
Importance of Dental Hygienists
A dental hygienist has a vast experience in oral hygiene systems and is meticulous in teaching great protocols to every patient. They monitor and mentor you through the maintenance process. As a result of this, we are seeing a great reduction in ‘gum disease’, bleeding gums’, ‘bad breath’, and ‘dental decay’ in our patients.
Get Started With Caring 4 Smiles
May we invite you into our family of dental patients at Caring 4 Smiles to experience great oral care. With our help over the long term, you can have exceptional teeth, a dazzling smile and lower the ‘costs of dentistry’ over your lifetime.
Please call for your consultation appointment, Caring 4 Smiles at Epsom on 09-631 5416. Our dental hygienists will be delighted to see you.