Dental Hygienist Visits
What Is A Dental Hygienist Visit?
The dental hygienist will conduct an oral examination and examine your teeth, and gums. They will also provide education on diet and how it affects your oral health, and proper brushing and flossing technique.
Why do I need a Hygienist Visit?
These visits will also remove surface stains and clean off the plaque from your teeth, improving the quality of your smile which may even improve your self-confidence!
Am I suitable to get this treatment?
Since oral health is so important, it is recommended that everyone visits a dental hygienist for oral cleaning at least once a year. You can only do so much on your own, and professional cleaning can get those deep spots that are difficult to clean.
Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?
Reasons to see a dental hygienist include:
Education on proper oral care
Teeth cleaning for a better smile
Plaque removal and polishing
Long term prevention of decay
What does a Dental Hygienist Visit involve?
The check-up is the perfect place to discuss these options with our dentist here.
Dental examination and teeth cleaning are usually considered to be complementary visits.
At least once a year, a professional dental cleaning should be supported by a dental check-up. By doing so, the dentist can judge the state of dental health and block, in the bud, possible onset of caries.
It is recommended to have a regular dental examination, to prevent problems to the teeth or to see them at an early stage.
Scaling is the process of a dental hygienist scraping the plaque off of your teeth with an instrument called a hand scaler. Having your teeth scaled isn’t necessarily a painful treatment, but it can be uncomfortable. If you have sensitive teeth your dental hygienist may numb you to ease the discomfort.
Root planing is similar to scaling, but your dental hygienist will scale the roots of your teeth below your gum line. An otherwise difficult area to clean. What root scaling does, besides removal of plaque is providing a long term benefit by cleaning the foundation of your teeth. Preventing long term tooth decay, and the loosening of your teeth from your jaw.