The best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums is the easiest way!
As they say, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ and that’s especially true when it comes to the health of your teeth.
In fact, one of the easiest, most effective (and cheapest!) ways to maintain a healthy smile throughout your lifetime is by having a good oral health routine, including regular visits to a dental hygienist.
Plaque means business
Even if you brush your teeth regularly, plaque will still build up over time. And if this build up goes untreated your teeth will decay, causing a foul odour and eventually tooth loss. Your gums can also become infected and inflamed (gingivitis).
It’s also worth noting that nearly 90% of adults will experience gum disease at least once in their lifetime so if you have restorations like veneers, crowns, fillings, implants or dentures, regular hygiene appointments are even more crucial to protect your smile.