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Dental Hygeine

So What Should You Expect from Your Dental Hygienist?

Our registered dental hygienists provide a wide range of services.
These services include the following:

Assessing a patients individual oral health condition and incorporating the most current scientific research, including consideration of the impact of oral health on diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, dental hygienists plan a specific treatment plan designed to make sure each patient has the best oral health possible.

Targeted and specific dental hygiene treatment for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and patients who are medically compromised.

Because targeted and specific systemic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, as well as other conditions,have signs and symptoms that appear in the mouth first, dental hygienists monitor for evidence of disease, and where they find suspicious conditions, inform the patient and recommend a visit to a physician.

While assessing a patients overall health, they also look for problems such as caries (cavities) and periodontal(gum)disease. Dental hygienists perform thorough head and neck examinations to look for oral cancer and other problems.

To prevent and treat disease, they remove plaque (a stubborn film that contains bacteria), and calculus, both above and below the gum line. To prevent caries, dental hygienists provide nutrition counseling, apply fluorides or pit and fissure sealants, and polish and contour fillings.

Because dental hygienists specialize in preventive oral health care, they educate their patients, the community, and schools on oral health and its effect on overall health, as well provide dietary education and counseling.

They expose, develop,and interpret oral X-rays.

Dental hygienists also evaluate how their recommendations are working and when necessary, revise treatment as it progresses to help patients achieve their oral health goals.

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health care professionals who have completed
extensive educational and clinical preparation in preventive oral health care.

DENTAL HYGIENE