Your dental hygienist is one of the most important health care providers you see. Have you ever considered the how the critical work that they do affects your overall health and well-being? Your dentist in Sapulpa celebrates the hard work and dedication dental hygienists put into their job during National Dental Hygiene Month.
What Happens During Your Routine Cleaning?
During your cleaning appointment, your hygienist uses tools to remove the excess plaque buildup from your teeth that causes issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Your hygienist will also take measurements of the health of your gums. This allows your dentist to detect gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. A thorough cleaning with your hygienist and some improvements to your home care routine are sometimes all that’s needed to successfully manage gingivitis.
An Excellent Resource
Your hygienist is also a great resource for learning proper brushing and flossing techniques, or recommendations for certain products that can improve your home care routine. You are our greatest partner when it comes to your oral health, and your hygienist can help you make the most of your brushing and flossing routine at home, so be sure to ask questions at your next routine visit.
Questions for Your Hygienist
Here is a list of questions to consider asking your dental hygienist at your next routine visit:
- What is the proper way to brush my teeth? Your hygienist can give you a demonstration.
- Should I consider switching to an electric toothbrush? What are the benefits?
- What is the most effective way to floss my teeth?
- Is chewing sugarless gum after meals helpful?
- Which antibacterial mouth rinse would best suit my needs?
- What else can I do at home to improve my oral health?
Contact Your Dentist to Schedule Your Next Appointment
Is it time for your next dental hygiene appointment in Sapulpa? Be sure to call and schedule it today so you can stay on track with your oral health.
About the Author
Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry (CCCD) combine the talents of Dr. Parnam Mohanna and Dr. Dalia Georgy. They are a husband and wife team that uses their knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients in Sapulpa, OK with a family feel. A state-of-the-art facility allows them to care for patients in a more comfortable and efficient manner and provide personalized dental care for each patient’s unique needs.
If you would like to contact our dentists, they can be reached through our website or by calling 918-216-1000.