07 Jun The Importance Of Dental Hygiene
Posted by: Jodie Blades Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Maria Nirlen Hygienist Dip Dental Hygiene Sweden 2000 GDC: 146768
Why Is Dental Hygiene Important?
Maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene is key to preventing gum disease and dental decay. Hygienist appointments are an important part of your dental care. This, sometimes over looked area of dentistry is vital to maintaining good dental health.
At Willow Tree Dental our specially trained dental hygienist will personally tailor your appointments; to ensure you receive the best possible treatment, care and advice and enable you to elevate your at home hygiene routine.
Meet Our Expert Hygienist
Hygienist Dip Dental Hygiene Sweden 2000 GDC: 146768
Maria graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Umeå University Sweden in 2000 and started her career in Stockholm. She worked for one of Sweden’s biggest private Dental companies ‘Oral Care AB’ giving her a broad experience within dentistry and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT).
In 2008 Maria relocated to London, since then she has worked for some prestigious dental practices in central London.
She is genuinely passionate about her job, with a keen interest in the prevention of both periodontal disease and dental caries. Maria is highly qualified and experienced in both in-house and at-home teeth whitening.
Maria continuously strives to excel and develop in her profession by attending a variety of courses.
She strongly believes that providing clinical therapeutic educational services will present a guideline to life-long healthy teeth. She is attentive, gentle and thorough with her patients, which she always put first. It’s important for her to find her patients’ motivation and understanding in a relaxed and caring environment; to achieve a successful treatment outcome together.
Maria has a passion for health, nutrition and fitness. She enjoys gourmet cooking, skiing, competing in triathlons and spending quality time with her family.
Benefits Of Dental Hygiene Appointments
- A Better, Deeper Clean – No matter how well you brush your teeth at home, there will always be bits that you miss! Maria is trained in using specialist tools which allow her to access these hard to reach areas. Giving your teeth a comprehensive clean as well as removing built up calculus and hardened plaque.
- Prevents Tooth Loss – Leaving hardened plaque or calculus on your teeth can lead to advanced gum disease. When gum disease advances it can begin to destroy your tooth’s supporting structures, which will lead to wobbly teeth.
- Fresh Breath – If you have bad breath you are often the last to know about it. A dental hygienist will be honest with you. Halitosis is typically caused by bacteria that are hiding under the gum line. Routine visits to our hygienist to remove the bacteria that’s causing it will help you to keep it at bay at home.
- A Cleaner, Whiter Smile – A healthy, clean mouth can do wonders for your smile confidence. A dental hygienist can remove stains caused by daily food and drinks and can even make your teeth whiter than they were before with treatments such as PROPHYpearls air polish.
Related: Are you interested in elevating your at home oral care regime? Water Flossers or Oral Irrigators are great oral care devices that you can use at home.
Visit Our Hygienist Today!
The best thing about regular appointments with our hygienist is that, Maria will be able to give you the information you need to elevate your oral hygiene routine at home. Prevention is always better than cure and we advise that you see a hygienist at least twice a year.
If you haven’t seen a dental hygienist for a while book an appointment today. You no longer need to see a dentist before you can see a dental hygienist – you can see one right away.