Healthy, well-maintained, treated and recovered teeth, beyond their medical advantages, provide a better and higher quality of life. The absence of pain and discomfort improve working capacity and life quality. Beautiful, regular and well-maintained teeth confer confidence and inner harmony.
The activity of a dental hygienist is much more limited than that of a dentist. Dental hygienists don’t carry out tasks that a dentist couldn’t do. Even so, dental hygienists carry out these tasks in a more targeted way, spending more time on specific tasks. Our staff includes three dental hygienists, who work to meet the highest patient exigencies.
Why are dental hygienists important?
The role of a dental hygienist is to prevent the diseases of the oral cavity and teeth (preventing dental caries and gum diseases, as well as malignancies):
- reducing harmful factors (alcohol, drugs, tobacco use) through health education
- counselling of expectant mothers
- carry out dental and oral cancer screening
- polishing, eliminating high fillings, polishing fillings with jagged edges
- detection and highlighting of plaque
- teaching the correct tooth brushing technique, providing information about the difference between types of toothpaste, and helping patients choose the right toothpaste.
- general and dental admittance
- promotion of oral hygiene awareness in kindergartens, schools, retirement homes, and hospitals.
- professional teeth cleaning, plaque removal, periodontal curettage
- screening of high-risk patients, testing in case of dental caries
- determining saliva production, screening for dryness of mouth
- professional fluoride treatment when necessary
- dental prophylaxis in children
- removal of caries with fissure sealing
- counselling in case of changed oral hygiene conditions (crown, bridge, implant, braces, dentures)
- professional teeth whitening
- training patients to use special teeth cleaning devices
The process of treatment (non-acute cases):
The lifespan of every filling and dental work (crown, bridge, implant, denture) is largely influenced by the level of cleanliness of the oral cavity, thus, the work of a dental hygienist is indispensable.
The first step is professional teeth cleaning (removing plaque and discolorations, polishing), or when necessary, plaque disclosing and providing advice on oral hygiene practices. In fact, correcting oral hygiene is the best course of action before any dental procedure (fillings, root canal treatments, tooth extraction, replacement of missing teeth). Our clinic provides a 1 or 2-year guarantee (depending on procedure) for dental procedures provided that patients submit to a bi-annual check-up with our dental hygienists following dental procedures (even in case of no other symptoms). Each check-up is free.