At the very core of oral hygiene we have our daily routine which involves brushing our teeth and flossing, these are two things that we must not neglect in order to keep good dental hygiene and a beautiful smile. In order to supplement the basic dental care that we provide for ourselves it is important to visit a professional in preventive dental care, a general dentist is also able to provide help in this field. Finally dentists, cosmetic dentists as well as dental hygienists are able to provide additional help in order to complement our day to day oral hygiene routine.
It goes without saying that tooth brushing should be the cornerstone of our daily oral hygiene routine, as good as it may be it does have some flaws for instance, it is not able to remove calculus which is also referred to as tartar or plaque that builds over time on top of our teeth. Tartar has got to be removed in order to avoid complications such as cavities, toothaches or any other type of illness which might trigger the loss of a persons teeth, by removing such buildup we are able to prevent the need for dental bridges, crowns, root canals, painful extractions and so on.
Tartar can also build up below the gum line and between the teeth, if such build-up is not taking care of it can cause a great deal of problems in the long run, such areas are virtually impossible to reach by conventional oral hygiene methods which is why it is important to consult a professional in order to remove this potentially dangerous substance.
When it comes to professional hygiene treatments which require a more invasive action it is, a contest to work along with a hygienist who is in charge of performing tooth cleaning in order to remove the Tartar which might have hardened on top of a patient’s teeth as well is taking x-rays in order to identify occlusion problems.
When a procedure is too invasive a hygienist is also in charge of supplying the patient laughing gas which is used to help the person relax during the treatment. As you can see brushing and flossing your teeth is a very healthy practice but it is not good enough if you want to keep good oral hygiene, it is highly recommended to visit a dentist at least twice a year in order to maintain a beautiful smile.