Dental cleanings (scaling and root planing):
Your oral health is related to your overall general health. Regular dental cleanings are important for the maintenance of gums to reduce inflammation and the risk of developing dental diseases. Bacteria and calculus form above and below the gumline and can affect the health of your gums and bone. The calculus is hardened dental plaque that has calcified and will need to be removed by the dental hygienist. The dental hygienist will clean above and below your gumline to reduce the risk of dental disease.
Oral Cancer Screenings/Head & Neck Exams:
This is an exam your dental hygienist completes prior to your cleaning. They examine for lumps and bumps around head and neck tissues as well as soft and hard tissues of your mouth. These screenings can help detect early signs of oral, head and neck cancer. Early detection can help improve a client’s success for treatment in the future and create a better quality of life.
These are images of your teeth that the dental hygienist takes to gather more information about your oral health. The x-rays provide a ton of useful information for the hygienist, such as your bone health, tartar, abnormalities, suspected caries, abscesses/infections, worn/fractured fillings and impacted teeth. This helps in providing a more comprehensive treatment plan. These digital x-rays not only reduce radiation exposure but can be shared with other dental professionals, thus limiting duplication of records.
We offer safe in office and at home whitening services based on your needs. Your dental hygienist will assess the health of your teeth prior to providing you with information on what sytem will work best for you.
Desensitization of teeth/ Helping with sensitivity:
Your dental hygienist can help minimize tooth sensitivity in specific areas by applying in office desensitization dental products. Your dental hygienist will also recommend over the counter dental produts and at home oral care habits to manage sensitivity.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in the world. It has proven to be safe and effective in reducing and preventing cavities. It helps strengthen your teeth and prevents the outer layer of your tooth (enamel) from breaking down. It is strongly recommended and is found in many dental products, such as toothpastes and mouthrinses. In office fluoride applications provide a higher concentration of fluoride that can benefit clients with a higher risk of cavities.
Nutritional counseling / Tobacco counseling:
Your dental hygienist can work with you to assess dietary habits that may be increasing your risk of cavities. We can assist you in your journey to become toabacco free. We will work with you to set attainable goals and provide you with necessary resources.
Education / Demonstration of oral self-care habits:
Your dental hygienist will help in the maintenance of your oral health by providing you with all the necessary information and education needed. The hygienist will demonstrate/show you oral self care techniques and make sure you have the right knowledge to achieve your optimal oral health.
Referral to necessary health care professionals:
If there is an area of concern in your mouth that needs to be addressed, the dental hygienist will facilitate the necessary referrals to other health care professionals and will provide you with all the information needed to make sure you are well taken care of. All your needs will be addressed.