Did you know that 80% of the British population suffers from some form of gum disease? As well as being a staggeringly high statistic, it’s also worrying as regular visits to a hygienist could treat the disease altogether. And thanks to recent changes within the dental industry, you no longer have to have a referral from your dentist to see a hygienist.
While it is your dentist’s job to ensure that your teeth are healthy, a hygienist will be able to scale and polish them for you which ultimately means you should have them for longer. A scale and polish is a routine, painless procedure that you are recommended to have to remove any plaque build-up and reduce your chances of gum disease.