When it comes to fighting and preventing gum disease, dental hygienists are not only your friends but they are the unsung heroes of dental care. They are able to handle one of the two major aspects of your dental care maintenance. They take care of your professional dental cleaning needs. They help to remove built up tartar that has accumulated. This tartar is calcified plaque – and it is under this tartar that anaerobic bacteria can run rampant.
Yet, even they will tell you that what you do at home is absolutely critical to your oral health. In fact, they should be the first to tell you that. However, the fact remains that we seem to be stuck in the dark ages when it comes to caring for our teeth at home. Brushing and flossing is enough for a some people to maintain their dental health. But the stats on the number of people with either periodontal disease or excessive caries or cavities is rather high.
Many believe that brushing and flossing are enough to stop dental disease. That’s simply not the case for everyone. It is very important to realize this. There are plenty of people with gum disease and plenty with tooth decay. Some of them actually brush and floss quite well.
In any case, next time that you get a chance to visit with your dental hygienist thank him or her for the excellent job they do. You have no idea how valuable they are to you. They have a tough job, they are trying to help but many people do not realize this and blame them instead. Thank them on your way out of the office, next time. They will appreciate that and you! Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop gum disease and prevent it from coming back.
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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 – Available online at most book retailer sites. It can also be ordered by most book stores.
Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.