Continuing Care – Dental Hygiene
Our Continuing Care vision is to inspire our patients to take a personal interest and responsibility in their oral health. Our dental hygienists take pride in updating our patients concerning their oral heath at every continuing care visit, providing home care instruction, new product information, and recommendations for a successful outcome.
At every continuing care visit, our dental hygienists measure your gum health for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease includes gingivitis, which, if left untreated, may result in bone loss, tooth loss, or possibly other systemic health problems. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart attacks, kidney disease, diabetes, premature low-birth weight babies, and prostate cancer.
Dr. Pyle will also perform an oral cancer exam at each continuing care visit. Oral cancer can be very dangerous, as they are highly metastatic (rapidly spreading) in nature.
Our hygienists have been employed in our office for over 6 years. They value good patient relationships. They will take the time necessary to properly clean your teeth and still create a friendly atmosphere for patient care. Call us today to become part of our dental “family”. We look forward to meeting you!
If you have any questions about dental hygiene care please use the comment portion of our blog to write them. We will be happy to answer your questions.
New Product Information
- Everyone loves that “just from the dentist clean feeling” after having their teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist. However, not everyone loves the process to achieve that feeling! Our office has introduced a new product called Oraqix to increase patient comfort. Oraqix is a non-injectable local anesthetic gel that consists of lidocaine and prilocaine. The gel is placed around your gum tissue and will anesthetize the area for approximately 30 minutes. This allows the dental hygienist to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar build up from under the gum line while the patient remains comfortable!
- Do you dislike the gritty toothpaste used to polish your teeth after scaling? Another new product in our office is the Butler Paste Free prophy angle. Stains are polished off your teeth and left to feel smooth and clean without using the paste.