At Eaglehawk Dental, we have our very own registered dental hygienist to help keep your smile strong and healthy, and help your dentist prepare your teeth for your treatment.
It’s important to visit your dental team regularly to avoid the development of tooth decay and gum disease.
Keeping your mouth healthy helps you achieve a healthier mind and body.
Your dentist and dental hygienist at Eaglehawk Dental are here to help.
The Duties of Your Dental Hygienist
Your dental hygienist will not only check and clean your teeth during your routine visits. Our onsite dental hygienist may also perform the following dental procedures:
- Application of topical fluoride and dental fissure sealants
- Removal of plaque and calculus
- Taking and processing of dental X-rays
- Making impressions of your teeth for moulds
- Examination of head, neck, and mouth for possible dental problems
- Oral hygiene education (teaching the right flossing and brushing techniques)
- Nutrition and healthy diet counselling and recommendation
- Collecting your dental history and complete dental charts
The Importance of Visiting Your Dental Hygienist
A visit to your dental hygienist at Eaglehawk Dental can help you avoid serious health diseases. Though visiting your dental care provider won’t replace a medical examination, your dentist and dental hygienist can detect changes in your dental health that reveal more damaging underlying health issues.
These issues include diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease, all of which are associated with gum disease and oral cancer. Many of these issues can be identified by lesions developing in the mouth, with symptoms of bad breath and dry mouth.
If your dentist and dental hygienist notice any problems that require immediate attention, they will discuss with you what the appropriate next steps are. This can often include consulting your physician or visiting a specialist.
Your Friendly Dental Hygienist at Eaglehawk Dental
Meet our friendly and skilled onsite dental hygienist at Eaglehawk Dental today! Our dental hygienist has gone through extensive training to help your dentist to provide you with the best possible care. A visit to your dental hygienists keeps you mouth in great shape in ways you may not realise.