How our Hygienists Can Help You
Dental hygiene is a key factor in your overall health, therefore, hygienists play an important role in keeping your dental health at its peak.
Your dental hygienist will examine for signs of oral disease and provide preventative measures. Some of the fundamental duties a hygienist will perform is removing tartar, stains, and any plaque that may be in your teeth, along with applying fluorides to help protect your teeth, taking x-rays, documenting patient care and treatment plans, and finally, educating patients on oral hygiene techniques, such as how to brush and floss correctly.
If you have any questions on what kind of oral devices, such as toothbrushes or floss, would benefit you the most, or the relationship between diet and oral health, your hygienist is the person to ask.
How to Maintain Oral Hygiene
Even with a hygienist, it is extremely important to care for your dental hygiene at home everyday. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth three times a day after meals is the best way to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
Some additional tips for maintaining dental hygiene include:
- Not neglecting your tongue, it needs love too!
- Using mouthwash
- Choosing a good toothbrush and replacing it often
- Decreasing sugar intake
- Decreasing coffee intake
- Avoiding smoking