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Dental hygienists - are they really worthwhile?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Bart, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I went to a Dental Hygeinist many years ago and she did the classic job of de-scaling.. cleaning.. digging about and polishing. I have to say my mouth felt much better after.

    I spent a few quid on one more recenty and decided it was a waste of money.

    The question surely is whether the hygeinists are crap, or whether my improved cleaning.. especially with a decent electric brush.. renders them irrelevant for me?
  2. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    This is why my dentist said that despite good cleaning, there will inevitably be a slow build up of scale which only the high pressure water cleaning of the hygienist can clear away, and that it’s worth doing once a year because this scale hardens and can have bad health consequences. I didn’t ask what the bad consequences were - I will look into that.
  3. cutting42

    cutting42 Heading to Fish Hacker Erg \o/

    This is pretty much what my dentist and hygienist said. In particular inside the lower teeth I get some buildup of scale despite regular brushing flossing etc. It needs mechanical intervention, you could try it yourself I guess but I don’t fancy it.
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    The scale gives somewhere for tooth attacking bacteria to hide. Same goes for those chewing at your gums.
  5. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    I use the inferior criteria for exterior bacteria at my cafeteria.
  6. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Is there a Karcher attachment?
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    what for? Colonic irrigation?
  8. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    No, I've got that one, highly recommended!
  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    got a link?
  10. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    They’re out of production now due to several ‘incidents’ mainly related to stag nights. You could possibly get a second hand one on eBay, I have seen a few at rock bottom prices.

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