5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION
Keep your smile attractive.
Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you.
What you see in the mirror when you smile – everyone sees it too.
Stains build up over time from tea, coffee, red wine, certain foods and smoking. If the plaque is not removed each day it hardens into a rough substance called calculus/tartar – dark chalky yellow in colour. Take a look – can you see any?
Regular dental cleans and good oral hygiene will prevent this buildup and remove stains leaving you with freshly polished teeth and a whiter, brighter smile, boosting your confidence and self esteem.
Regular dental cleans prevent gum disease.
Regardless of who you are, bacteria will always exist in your mouth, some are good and some are nasty.
Overtime, these bacteria stick together and multiply over and over again, forming colonies that then join together into a thick layer called biofilm. If this is not removed by you brushing your teeth twice a day, everyday, it becomes a more toxic soup. If the bad ones make their home in your gums, you can end up with gum disease (aka Periodontal disease). This is an inflammatory disease that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Gingivitis is the early reversible stage of gum disease where the gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. It is usually painless and, if not treated, may advance to periodontitis, when the bacteria become more destructive, dissolving bone and tissue, resulting in loose teeth.
Gum disease is usually slow to progress and painless, it can easily reach an advanced stage before you’re even aware of it.
Improve your overall health
This is a big one for me and one of the main reasons I decided to open Toothpick. Most of us are aware that poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. Scientific evidence shows there is a connection between oral health and overall health linking oral inflammation and bacteria to various diseases. These include pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more.
Bad bugs also get access through inflamed gums and swim their way into the bloodstream to reach other parts of the body.
A healthy mouth for A healthy body.
Save you money.
Prevention is better ( and cheaper ) than cure. Regular dental cleans protect your oral health, potentially avoiding more costly treatment.Two dental cleans a year are recommended for the average person. People who are more “at risk” have up to 4 visits a year. Those with less tartar build up may only need 1 visit. Others may need several deep extensive cleanings to reach a maintenance stage, and occasionally referral to a periodontal specialist is needed.
At TOOTHPICK we will give you a personal programme that will guide you to optimum gum health.
Who wants to kiss or be close to someone with bad breath?
Onions and spicy foods can’t be given all the credit. The rotten-egg odour associated with bad breath is also caused by bad bacteria thriving behind layers of plaque and food.