When looking into the different terminology within dentistry, a variety of confusing terms can come to light but one term or title which is commonly used is that of the dental hygienist Richmond.
So, what is it?
In simple terms, this title belongs to the dental healthcare professionals who have taken their studies further towards the oral hygiene processes. Whilst the regular check-up appointments do not always necessarily steer the patient towards a hygiene appointment. Booking regular appointments with the oral hygiene department can prove to be highly beneficial in both the short and long term.
Attending regular dental check-up appointments helps to eliminate more extensive treatments and procedures further down the line. By attending regular hygiene appointments, the team can impart some knowledge on to the patient so as to help reduce common dental problems such as gum disease and bad breath. Having your oral health taken care of within the dental practice is of course essential, but the bigger part is understanding what is required at home where the majority of care takes place. Learning and understanding the processes required to take care of your oral health all begins within the dental practice.
What to expect from an dental hygiene appointment.
As with the routine check-up appointments, before diving into a deep clean, a thorough assessment of the teeth, mouth and gums will be carried out to ensure that every aspect of what is needed is covered. Once this has occurred the deeper, more efficient clean will begin.
The clean carried out within the appointment is not like the general brush carried out at home, but focuses intensely on any plaque build up or calculus which may have developed on the teeth over time. This process helps to restore the patients’ oral health to a high standard.
Protecting and developing your smile.
Through regular attendance to the dental practice to see both the dental team and the hygiene team, you will be ensuring that there is a continued focus on the standard of your oral health. Preventing common dental problems from developing and continuing to work with the practice to protect your smile is the best way to protect your oral health as a whole.
Why not just visit the dentist?
Whilst regular dental check-ups with your dental team are vital, the focus during these appointments is more on the current state of the oral health. By combining this appointment with a hygiene appointment, you will be further taught why oral hygiene is at whatever stage and how to improve or maintain it further. The techniques behind your clean will also be addressed so as to ensure that along with the understanding of the processes required, how to carry them out efficiently and effectively is also understood.
Setting it all in motion.
Whether a regular attendee at the dental practice, or one that has become absent over the years, by taking the steps to getting in contact with the dental practice you will be putting the wheels in motion and creating a brighter future for your overall oral health and in turn your smile.