Why see a dental hygienist?

00:20 –> How should the gum sit?

00:34 –> What happens when there is a gap between the tooth and gum?

00:38 –> What can happen if you have pockets?

00:51 –> How important is it to see a dental hygienist?

Why would somebody see a hygienist? What is gum disease? What is periodontal disease?

The gum should be like a very tight collar around the tooth. There’s a crevasse that runs around every single tooth in your mouth.

From the top of that crevasse to the bottom of that crevasse should be around 2-3 millimetres because that’s firm, it’s healthy and it’s easy to clean.

If the gum gets pushed away from the tooth for any reason, and a pocket forms on the side of the tooth, there could be an infection and/or inflammation.

We now know that the body is connected. And because of that, an inflammation somewhere in the body will affect other parts of the body.

So seeing a hygienist is perhaps the most important part of our treatment.

Fixing things is one thing, but keeping them healthy is by far the most important.

Over the past 30 years, Sydney Holistic Dental Centre has been dedicated to providing optimal oral health care to enhance our patient’s general health. Our goal is to help you understand the many links between your oral health and your general health.

We specialise in Dental Veneers, Amalgam Fillings Removal, Holistic Dentistry, Porcelain Crown & Teeth Grinding.

For more information please contact us now on (02) 9221 5800 or make an online enquiry at https://www.shdc.com.au/Contact-Us.html

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