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Why Dental Hygienist Appointments Are Vital for Great Oral Health Missouri City, TX

Why Dental Hygienist Appointments Are Vital for Great Oral Health

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Your Dental Hygienist plays an important role in the maintenance of your oral health. They are just as important as your dentist is. Most people undervalue just how important scheduling regular dental hygienist appointments are, but proper oral health maintenance requires regular visits to your dental hygienist. Here’s an overview of why dental hygienist and scheduling an appointment with them are important.

What Does A Dental Hygienist Do?

The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) defines dental hygienists as “licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases-both to protect teeth and gums, and also to protect patients’ total health.” The role of dental hygienists has changed over the years. When the profession was first developed, the purpose of a dental hygienist was to provide preventive dental cleanings for patients. While dental hygienists still provide preventive dental care, they also have many more responsibilities.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dental hygienist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early when there is a greater chance for a cure. Here at Smile Design Studios, our dental hygienists use an additional examination on top of our standard one utilizing a tool called VELscope. VELscope allows dental hygienists to screen for oral cancer in a non-invasive manner.

Periodontal Health Education

Dental Hygienist helps to promote better periodontal health in patients. An important role the dental hygienist provides is to teach you how to properly clean and take care of your teeth. They teach you the proper way to brush your teeth and floss and even teach you how to use special tools like interdental brushes to help with those hard to reach areas. They also can teach you dietary advice and how your diet affects your teeth. Hygienist also does deep cleaning of your teeth to remove all traces of tartar and plaque, which are major causes of gum disease, decay, and even tooth loss.

Cleaning Of the Teeth

Dental Hygienist also does routine cleaning of the teeth that keep our teeth healthy. Routine cleaning of your teeth is very important to maintain your oral health, especially because dental hygienist can clean areas that you can’t. During a regular cleaning, the surfaces of the teeth and between the teeth are cleaned and the teeth are also polished. Sometimes we may require deeper cleaning, such as scaling or root planing. Scaling and root planning are needed to remove tartar, bacteria, and debris that has collected under the gum line. Tartar under the gum line cannot be removed by brushing, flossing, or with regular cleaning. If left untreated, your gums can become infected and inflamed, eventually resulting in teeth and bone loss.

Come and See Your Dental Hygienist

Here at Smile Design Studios, we believe we have the best dental hygienist in the world. They’re friendly, positive, detail oriented, and very patient and understanding. Our dental hygienists go above and beyond to make sure your oral health is at its optimum level. To schedule an appointment with one of our dental hygienist, call us at (281) 969-7388 at schedule today!

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Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

Chantelle B.

Thank you Dr. Ellis for your amazing service. Dr. Ellis really cares about her patients and she takes great care of you. Her staff is awesome from the front desk you feel welcomed and my experience was the same all the way through. I was SUPER afraid to have any dental work done but Dr. Ellis made me feel so much better. I would recommend Dr. Ellis to everyone! Thank you Dr. Ellis

Terence H.

Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!