You might be pretty excited about your pearly whites, but your healthy gum-lines will make your dental hygienist's day. At Alamance Family Dentistry, your Burlington dentist and your dental hygienist are more than just your fairy-tale mouth cleaners. They're the guardian to the health of your whole mouth! You should be visiting them every six months to stay at the height of oral health.
Do You Know About Periodontal Disease
Even if your flossing routine is like clockwork, sometimes you can miss plaque, which causes hard build-up on your gum-line, eroding your gums and sometimes leading to periodontal disease. Your dental hygienist will check for pockets and hard build up on your gum-line and provide preventative or countermeasures for periodontal disease.
Don't Let Problems Hide
Abscesses and other mouth infections aren't always painful or visible to the untrained eye. They can hide in the many nooks and crannies in your mouth. Dental hygienists are masters of this game of hide-and-seek and will bring such issues to your dentist's attention for treatment.
Early Detection Saves Lives
Many people erroneously think that oral cancer only occurs in people who have a history of smoking, but that's not always true. Your dental hygienist is expertly trained to detect early signs of oral cancer. Early detection can be a game-changer when it comes to that scary "C" word. Regular dental visits could save your life!
By Dr. Veena Arun
November 18, 2019
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