Dental Hygiene Treatment
Dental hygiene treatment is an important component of dental care, and the dental hygienist is an integral part of the dental team. In fact, it can save time and money on dental procedures through preventive and maintenance dental care. The dental hygienist plays a significant role in maintaining the health of teeth and gums, providing full oral care while focusing on treatment of oral diseases and prevention.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment takes a short time depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. The dental hygienist performs several activities, including: basic teeth cleaning, removal of plaque, application of fluoride or other substances to prevent tooth decay, removal of bacteria, assistance in cosmetic procedures and educating patients regarding proper oral care. Dental hygiene treatment is also employed to maintain prior dental treatments, among them implants, crowns and periodontal procedures.
What to expect after treatment?
If your oral health and hygiene habits are good, your dentist or hygienist will probably recommend professional cleaning at least twice a year. If you have signs of periodontal disease you may want to visit the hygienist more often.