Why do I Need to See a Dental Hygienist?

Why do I Need to See a Dental Hygienist?

Many people wonder whether regularly seeing a dentist is worth it. Of course, as a dental team, our answer is “yes, it absolutely is!” Seeing a hygienist can help ensure you are taking all the necessary steps to have a healthy, shining smile. However, don’t simply take our word for it. Read on to learn more about what our experienced, gentle dental team can do for you:

  • A caring dental team will ensure your gums and teeth are healthy. Though brushing, flossing and using mouthwash every day are all great ways to maintain your dental health, they do not replace a thorough regular cleaning by a dental hygienist. Hygienists have special tools that reach areas standard flossing or brushing cannot, which is why you can’t afford to skip out on the dentist.
  • Hygienists can whiten your teeth. Even if you do not formally visit the dentist for a whitening treatment, dental hygienists are capable of removing stains that are very difficult to eliminate on your own.
  • Regular trips to the dentist can prevent disease. Dentists will determine whether you have gum disease, or advise you on how to improve your overall dental health so that you are not at serious risk of periodontal disease. Additionally, dentists can x-ray your mouth and detect any signs of infection or oral cancer. Do yourself a favor and get checked. Isn’t it worth the peace of mind?
  • Dental hygienists can give you better breath. Though this is not nearly as important as checking for cancer, many people are self-conscious about their breath, and sometimes, even when someone brushes and flosses every day, their breath can still smell bad. This is because bad breath is primarily caused by bacteria building up under the gumline that you simply cannot reach by yourself. Do not let it go unattended. A quick trip to the dentist can make it all better.

So whether you’ve been putting off your dental visit, are squeamish, or even just dislike coming to the dentist, routine trips are truly necessary. Do not wait any longer. We understand that going to the dentist is not necessarily everybody’s favorite thing to do. However, we pledge to make your dental experience as pleasant and painless as possible. We are here to help!

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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