As usual, Illume will be encouraging both their clients and members of the local community to visit the hygienist regularly as part of their oral care routine. It also happens to be National Smile Month, so what better time to reinforce the message?
As the UK’s largest campaign to promote the importance of good oral health, National Smile Month is running until Thursday 16th June, and will be focusing on the following key messages:
- Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly – as often as they recommend.
Maintaining good oral health helps to keep both tooth decay and gum disease at bay – and one of the best ways to achieve this is through regular appointments with a hygienist. As well as cleaning your teeth, hygienists measure, monitor and motivate to help our clients with their daily hygiene routine.
Illume’s Practice Owner and Clinical Director, Tim Rumney, confirms, “Keeping our teeth clean is more of a difficult task than you think. Obviously home care routines such as brushing twice per day for two minutes, cleaning every surface of every tooth every day really help and should be backed up by regular hygiene support visits.
“Many clients think they either don’t need to see a hygienist or that appointments are only required if referred through a dentist, but in reality everyone can benefit from their specialist capabilities to ensure teeth are really clean.
“In fact, I wouldn’t go to a dentist myself to have my teeth cleaned as I know the hygienists will do a far better job due to their specialist skills developed over many years. It is what they are trained to do and they do it every day.” he added.
What’s more, Illume hygienists are now equipped with an EMS Air Flow polisher, which utilizes an air, water and powder mixture to polish and clean teeth – offering a comfortable experience for clients that is highly efficient and effective and kind to the tooth surface.
Tim continues, “The new EMS technology delivers the latest in root surface cleaning below the gum line through the Perioflow system™, utilising the same innovative specialist powder, air and water mixture. We are introducing our new ‘Light Up Your Smile’ service where appointments with one of our hygienists can now be made without first seeing the dentist.
For more information about the new EMS Air Flow polisher or to make an appointment with one of Illume’s experienced hygienists please contact the practice on 01242 522230.
For more information about National Smile Month please read here.