How Often Should You Visit a Dental Hygienist


Are you wondering how often you should visit the dentist?

The answer to this question is not as straightforward because it depends on the patient’s dental periodontal and systemic condition. For any healthy individual (adult or child), it is highly recommended to visit your Dental Hygienist with an interval of six months. If you have gingivitis (gum disease), periodontitis (bone disease) and/or underlying systemic condition e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure etc., in that case our Dentist and our experienced and well-trained dental hygienist may recommend shorter intervals of three or four months for your dental hygiene visits (for periodontal therapy).

In this article, you will learn about the importance of dental hygiene and how to know when it is time to see the dentist or dental hygienist.

Why Visit the Dental Hygienist?

Regular checkups and follow-ups are essential. Our team or practitioners at Clean Smiles suggest you have a routine checkup every six months. This gives you an opportunity to have and examination of your teeth, extra oral tissues and intraoral tissues, we look for any signs and symptoms of gum/periodontal diseases, oral cancer, or tooth cavity. Timely diagnosis and treatment can save you a huge deal of stress, pain and expense.

Good oral hygiene has a massive impact on your overall health. If your teeth are healthy, you can chew your food with ease and healthy teeth aid in digestion. Healthy teeth and good oral health tend to improve the lifestyle for individuals, People with healthy teeth tend to smile more often and present themselves with confidence. On the other hand, poor dental health tends to have negative impact on overall health. Multiple studies suggest the negative impact on health due to oral bacteria and inflammation caused by it.

Regular visits for your dental hygiene can save you money, time, stress and pain. By having early detection for dental problems, they can be fixed promptly. By fixing a dental problem in early stages with ultimately save you from any pain, and from spending more money to fix it later once the problem has accelerated to a bigger issue.

At Clean Smiles Dental, we have preventative approach. We suggest and promote preventing dental problems by regular dental hygiene visits at our clinic and we recommend customized home routines to our patients for self-managing and maintaining oral health for their lifetime.

Once you visit us, we will discuss the treatment and the cost estimates that any treatment requires. Cost of our dental services are below Alberta Fee Guide. We don’t like to give our patients post treatment financial surprises, so we encourage our patient to ask as many questions as they have around the cost of their treatment.

Dental Hygiene for Children

The regular checkups for children are the same as those for adults. We suggest to have a dental exam/happy visit for child from age of 6 month and up. Since this is the time, a child starts to have their primary teeth eruption.

The sooner we start with oral hygiene visits and good oral habits with kids the better it is. Frequent checkups in childhood also make kids feel comfortable with the dentists.

At Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic, we make sure out little patients have a blast and they enjoy their visit. We love see them at very young age, so we can prevent any dental problems for them.

The Reasons for Dental Checkups

Routine Dental Examination

Routine dental checkup and hygiene (cleaning) are important. During an exam, we check the health of your teeth and soft tissues for any anomalies. Oral cancer screening is part of our oral exam as well, this is a huge step that can be taken to prevent or for early detection of oral cancer.

Oral and Systemic Health Connection

When it comes to health issues, poor dental hygiene has a negative effect on your overall health. Therefore, we recommend the best possible treatment and care.

Professional Dental Hygiene (Teeth Cleaning)

Dental home care plays a big role in maintaining good oral health. But there is so much that your tooth brush and floss can do! Once the bacterial growth has access to areas underneath the gums (sulcus and periodontal pockets), its is time to see your dental hygienist for professional and optimum care.

Prevent Problems

To prevent oral problems like toothaches, sensitivity, infections, inflammation and bleeding gums you must good oral health. At home care has its importance but professional dental maintenance holds its importance as well.

Expert Advice

Our highly experienced and well-trained dental hygienists can advise you customized ways for prevention. Our experts will tell you the customized and correct way of brushing, the right type of tooth brush, the technique for flossing, and different products and ways to keep bacteria away.

When to visit us

If you have not visited
a dental professional and are over whelmed about where to start, the right
place is to visit our dental hygienists at Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic.
We will perform a thorough exam and dental hygiene and can suggest the best plan
of action that will suit your need. If you don’t have any dental issues, we
will recommend you on a routine dental hygiene visit that suits your need, this
will make sure you can maintain healthy for your life time. In case, we find
some dental issues, we direct you to our Dentist who can fix the dental problem.

When you have a bad breath, you must visit us.
Bad breath is a symptom of poor dental hygiene that leads to further

If you have a habit of smoking, you should
visit the dental hygienist frequently. We also provide tips and support to help
you quit smoking, for our patients who are interested in quitting and are
looking for some resources and support.

It is essential to pay attention to your dental
hygiene when you are pregnant. During pregnancy our hormones can cause changes
in health of our gums and can make them more sensitive towards bacteria
ultimately causing inflammation.

No matter where you are at your oral health care
journey, our amazingly empathetic, experienced and well trained Registered
Dental Hygienists are here to help you with your health care needs

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