Dental Hygiene Services
Dental hygiene is the science concerned with the preservation of oral health. Dental hygienists are part of an oral health team that provides expertise in the recognition, prevention, treatment and management of oral disease.
While a dentist can perform dental hygiene procedures and assessments, they are most commonly the responsibility of dental hygienists who are state licensed oral health professionals.
In addition to providing cleanings and comprehensive dental screenings, dental hygienists are trained to provide the following services:
- Gingivitis treatment
- Periodontal disease therapy
- Oral health and cavity prevention education
- Tooth brushing
- Implant and orthodontic care
- Tobacco and nutritional assessments
- Fluoride and sealants
- Pain control