Did you know that Bendigo Smiles has an onsite dental hygienist? The dental hygienist is your dentist’s assistant in keeping your teeth and gums in the pink. The dental hygienist evaluates, cleans, and prepares your teeth for dental treatment. At Bendigo Smiles, we have our on-site registered dental hygienist for your convenience. See your dentist and dental hygienist regularly to avoid tooth decay and gum disease, and maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The Duties of Dental Hygienist
A dental hygienist can do so much more than just checking and cleaning your teeth. Your dental hygienist at Bendigo Smiles may perform some or all of the following:
- Remove plaque and tartar
- Apply topical fluoride treatment and fissure sealants
- Examine head, neck, and mouth for potential disease
- Take and process dental X-rays
- Teach patients the proper flossing techniques
- Collect patients’ dental history
- Complete dental charts
The Correct Way of Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth
Are you brushing the right way? If not, our on-site dental hygienist is here to help. To brush correctly, use small circular movements with your toothbrush held at 45 degrees to the teeth and systematically move the brush around your mouth. Don’t skip the inside surfaces and biting surfaces of your teeth. Do this routine for about two minutes. If you don’t floss, your dentist and hygienist will help you understand the importance of flossing. There are some areas in your teeth that your brush can’t reach. Debris gathers between teeth and bacteria can develop if debris is not removed properly. Move the floss back and forth with a vertical movement until you eliminate all plaque. Be sure to floss gently under your gums.
Your Friendly and Skilled On-site Hygienist at Bendigo Smiles
One of the most important services of a dental hygienist is to screen your mouth for signs of cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease. So love your hygienist just like you love your dentist! Our on-site dental hygienist has gone through extensive training and testing to provide you with highest possible care, making them an invaluable part of our team, working together so your smile looks great for years to come! Your Bendigo Smiles dentists are your partners in health and wellness! Call us on (03) 5441 6447 or book your appointment online today.