The dental hygiene assessment consists of a thorough exam of the head, neck and internal hard and soft tissue of the mouth such as your teeth, gums, tongue etc. Is also includes an oral cancer evaluation.
Referrals are made to the appropriate health practitioner if any abnormalities are detected.
Oral health for Overall Health!
Scaling is a very important part of the dental hygiene appointment.
It consists of the removal of plaque (biofilm) and tartar above and below the gum line to reduce gum inflammation and prevent bone loss and support for the teeth. Scaling is the dental hygienist expertise!
Healthy gums don’t bleed!
Polishing can be a part of your dental hygiene care appointment.
The polishing removes plaque and stains from the tooth surface above the gum line, leaving the tooth surface shiny and smooth.
A Healthy Smile is always in Style!
The dental hygienist can customize an oral hygiene home care program after an analysis is made of the patients needs.
There is a wide array of oral hygiene aids that are available to the patients ranging from different types of toothbrushes, to floss, tongue scrapers, proxa brush, natural products , gum and mints with xylitol. (no aspartame)
Your home care is a very important part of your oral health!
A sealant is a resin material coating that can be applied to the pit and fissures of the chewing surfaces of the teeth, which are cavity prone areas. The sealant acts as a barrier protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque.
A thorough exam is necessary to determine if the patient is a good candidate. Sealants are most commonly applied to children and teenagers. No drilling or freezing required. It is a very effective preventive measure and it cost a lot less than a filling! More in this video.
Prevention is the key!
Teeth whitening is mainly used to whiten the discolorations in the enamel of the tooth surface due to age, cigarettes, medications and the consumption of stains producing food and drinks such as tea, coffee, coke and red wine.
The Moose Creek Dental Hygiene Clinic uses the Pola Office System.
It’s a great product with amazing results. For more info visit Pola.
For a brighter, whiter you!
Proform mouthguards are custom fitted mouthguards created from an impression of the patients’ teeth and gums.
Custom made mouthguards are considered the best protection due to their tight fit, comfort and cushion effect which provides maximum shock absorption.
Protect your smile!