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Benefits of visiting our Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

An Oral Health Therapist (OHT) specialises in preventative dental care and giving patients the tools to be able to better manage their own oral health.

They can assist you with:

Gum disease:

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an often silent disease which can result in the loss of teeth. In addition to this, gum disease has been linked to health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, pregnancy complications and more.

As part of your visit they will:

Treatment for children and young adults:

In addition to treating gum disease, they can also provide dental treatment to children and young adults. They will ensure that your child's first dental visit is a fun and positive experience which will help them to develop good dental habits which they can carry into adulthood.

An OHT can provide:

Link between oral health and general health:

The health of the oral environment can play a significant role on the health of the entire body. Scientific research has shown that the bacteria associated with gum disease (periodontal disease) has been linked to complications with general health such as:

Having regular check ups and dental cleans can help reduce you risk of these health complications and help maintain overall general health. The team at K & L Dental Group not only want to take care of your dental needs but also help you maintain general health as well. As part of a preventive appointment with our OHT, they, can also help you out in the following ways to take care of your overall health: