Routine dental checkups are crucial elements of good oral hygiene and overall wellness. During a visit with a dental hygienist, patients can benefit from preventative screenings, treatments, and advice that may save time, money, and a lot of pain in the long run.
What a Dental Hygienist Does
A certified dental hygienist checks the overall age and condition of both your teeth and your gums through a visual inspection of your mouth, face, jaw, and neck.
Furthermore, a hygienist may perform limited digital diagnostics of your dental health in addition to examining your gums for signs of gingivitis.
Once your oral health status has been catalogued for future reference, patients are given a comprehensive professional cleaning using state-of-the-art tools and equipment. This cleaning is designed to remove plaque both above and below the gumline before polishing the surface of the teeth. This improves feel and appearance of your teeth while ensuring the surface is smooth to prevent accumulation of plaque in the future.
Key Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Relying on a one or twice per year professional cleaning to satisfy your oral health is an unwise decision. Good oral health begins at home and is part of an everyday commitment to yourself and your dental wellness. Those who practice good oral hygiene benefit from the following:
– Decreased pain and sensitivity due to minor dental health problems
– Reduced need for severe or drastic dental healthcare procedures
– Decreased chance of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health problems
– Faster, easier routine dental checkups
– Lower annual dental healthcare budget
The team at Don Sing Dental is committed to educating and assisting patients on their path to healthier, safer teeth and gums. To learn more about good oral hygiene and how to improve your daily care routine, contact our offices today by using the contact form or calling 206-362-3404.