Dental Hygiene: The Window to Strong Teeth, Healthy Gums, Lasting Smiles

Dental hygienists are your best allies in preventing tooth and gum disease, advise experts

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. But taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums does more than just ensure you have a long-lasting, picture-perfect smile; a healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand, making good oral hygiene that much more important.

Woman looking in to the mirror brushing teeth

“The problem is, you could be the most meticulous person you know when it comes to daily brushing, flossing and rinsing, and you will still, inevitably, leave some bacteria behind. This bacteria gradually hardens to form tartar, which sticks to the surface of your teeth,” explains Dr. Kathrin Trelles, a leading Dubai-based implantologist cosmetic laser dentist.

She adds: “Not only does tartar induce bad breath – an unattractive feature, if there ever was one – but it also attracts more bacteria resulting in a tartar build up. And this build contributes quite heavily to poor dental health.”

Experts, therefore, recommend a hygiene treatment every six months for cleaning of the teeth surfaces. And since food and drinks such as coffee cause staining of teeth over time, the teeth also benefit from periodic polishing, which restores their white natural colour.