Dental hygienists provide preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures for your teeth and gums. Some of these include:
- Dental cleanings
- Cavities treatment
- Periodontal disease treatment
What is the role of a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the health of a patient’s teeth. On average, patients visit a dental office twice a year. During these visits, the hygienist thoroughly cleans the patient’s teeth. We typically begin by reviewing the patient’s oral health history. The hygienist uses this information to identify potential oral health issues.
We assess the patient’s teeth for signs of decay and gum disease by using specialized tools to clean teeth and remove plaque to prevent tartar buildup. We also polish teeth using paste or gels and teach patients about proper oral hygiene habits.
What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?
If you’re considering professional teeth cleaning, you may be wondering what the procedure involves and if there are any benefits of having it done. Your hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that clings to teeth. While it’s easy to remove at home with a toothbrush and floss, it hardens into tartar on your teeth and can only be removed with a professional cleaning. Tartar buildup can cause gum irritation, infection, and even tooth loss.
How often should I get a cleaning?
Dental cleanings are important for maintaining good oral health by treating and preventing periodontal disease. The frequency with which your teeth require cleaning varies from person to person. Some patients may only need cleanings twice a year, while others may need more frequent cleanings due to gum disease, cavities, or other factors. Your dentist will tailor a cleaning schedule based on your unique needs.
Cavity prevention is one of the most important aspects of dental hygiene. This includes suggesting the best practices to avoid tooth decay, removing the plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth surfaces, and carrying out treatment procedures such as sealants and fluoride therapy to avoid the formation of tooth decay. Fluoride is an essential mineral that is applied to the teeth surfaces in the form of a gel or varnish, and the teeth absorb the mineral, making them highly resistant to cavities.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Cochise Caring Dentistry, call (520)-458-1989 or schedule an online consultation. You can Visit us at 66 North Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ