Dental hygienists examine patients for signs of oral diseases, such as gingivitis, and provide preventive care, including oral hygiene.
Hygienists use a variety of tools and techniques to remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth, improving patients’ dental health by preventing cavities and tooth loss while simultaneously helping them achieve the bright, beautiful smile that they want, AND helping the patient to maintain their overall health.
After performing the cleaning, hygienists take a more proactive approach by educating the patient in preventive oral care. Precautionary treatments play an important role in promoting dental health between appointments.
Dental x-rays play a pivotal role in preventative care. Hygienists take these x-rays so that they can spot problems in the early stages, and treat them before they have a chance to develop into more serious issues. Dental x-rays can also help the dentist detect cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and even some types of tumors.
Our Dental Hygienists…
care deeply about your quality of life and your health. They understand the whole body connection between the mouth and other diseases. They check for:
- Gum Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Eating Disorders
And you thought you were just getting your teeth cleaned. There is so much of your body that your mouth (or the germs in it) affect, and we work to help you live well.
Tori Davis, RDH
Teressa Williams, RDH
Implant Dentistry & Perio Rehab
2106 Virginia Dr. Ste A, Wichita Falls TX 76309