Archives by Tag 'dental hygienist'

Understanding the Benefits of Root Planing

Oral Hygiene

02/05/2010
While nearly everyone experiences the first stage of periodontal disease or gingivitis, about 10% of the population goes on to develop destructive periodontal (gum) disease. However, with the proper treatment as soon as possible, you can return to good oral health. One conservative treatment plan your dentist may suggest is more...

The Benefits of Teeth Polishing

Oral Hygiene

02/05/2010
In addition to helping you maintain good oral healthcare, a simple cleaning makes your mouth feel really fresh. And one of the reasons for this feeling is from the professional polishing of your teeth to remove (bacterial) plaque, tartar (calcium deposits), and stain from the tooth surface above the gum more...

Second Only to Your Dentist, Your Hygienist May Be Your Best Ally Against Oral Disease

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
While you may think all your dentist's dental hygienist is doing is scraping the plaque and tartar you've missed during your regular brushing and flossing, you need to think again. A good hygienist is doing much more, from evaluating your general health to looking for potentially dangerous disease conditions! The more...

The True Value of a Dental Cleaning

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Maintaining good oral healthcare involves several factors: daily cleaning with your toothbrush, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and of course routine dental exams and cleanings. Your partners in this effort are your dentist and dental hygienist—the people who typically perform your cleaning. Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists to provide optimal more...