Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes of dental care. They work tirelessly to scrap plaque off people’s teeth and then to polish them. They do not get enough credit for what they do.
One of the biggest challenges your dental health faces is gum disease. A cavity can be filled but gum disease can cause you to lose a tooth.
When dental hygienists work at scraping this plaque away they are helping you. They know that underneath the built up plaque and tartar is where ‘bad bacteria’, shielded from oxygen, can grow out of control. When this happens your dental health can be in jeopardy. This applies to both gum disease as well as cavities.
Obviously, it is expensive to lose a tooth and even more so to lose several. If you can be spared this expense, then it is very helpful to your wallet. In addition, there is no truly good substitute for your own natural teeth.
If you are able to keep them for your lifetime, that is the best possible outcome. Unfortunately, many people do not understand these basic things and therefore have no or little appreciation for how much a dental hygienist helps her patients.
The biggest problem to you personally though, is that the fight against gum disease cannot be fought just once every 3 or 6 months. It has to be a fight that is taken up daily. The plaque will form a protective layer for the bacteria very quickly. When this happens the bacteria grow quickly and then start to secrete their damaging, acidic toxins right onto your teeth and gums.
Many people have the notion that brushing and flossing are all they really have to worry about to take care of their dental health. Unfortunately, while that may be true for some people, it is not always true. This is where the problem in understanding starts. Dental health professionals believe that up to 75% of people have some gum disease right now. That is a staggering number.
Of course, this article is just speaking in general. For specific questions about your personal dental health, be sure to visit your doctor.
In general, many people are unaware of the power of oral irrigation. The Hydro Floss oral irrigator is fine tool for this purpose.
Many dentists and hygienists recommend this device to their patients. In fact, I have talked to many people who have experienced an improvement in their dental health after using it. I believe them because I have had the same experience myself.
The hydrofloss is an amazing tool that came about when a man needed to save his teeth. He understood that some industries were using magnets to keep pipes clean. He reasoned that it might be possible for this to help with cleaning teeth as well.
Peer reviewed and published studies on his device do seem to have shown this to be true. The Journal of Clinical Periodontology is where these studies were published.
Are there other things you can do to help improve or protect your dental health. Yes, there are. In the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease, you can read about many of these.
Finally, your dental hygienist is a great resource. She can tell you the best way to use the hydrofloss and many other things you can do to help protect your dental health.
What was written here is said in general terms. For your own specific questions, visit your dentist for answers.
Regardless of where you find the information you need to improve and protect your dental health, it is important to do so. You can walk out of the dentists office with a smile and go in with confidence. Your hygienist, as your dental health coach, will be smiling too!