Regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist, Dr. Sam S. Sadati, are an important part of keeping your teeth and whole mouth healthy. An additional aspect of keeping your smile radiant is to ensure you keep your appointments with the hygienist at the Sadati Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, in Wellington, FL.
Maintenance with the hygienist is so much more than just about a deep cleaning of your teeth, but that ultra-fresh feeling is something you just can’t capture at home.
What does a Dental Hygienist do?
A hygienist is a dental professional who has been trained to identify and treat periodontal disease. Your hygienist will also have great tips to help you prevent gum disease, so that you can maintain your good mouth health.
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the primary culprits behind tooth loss, so your hygienist does play an important role in good oral health. If you have evidence of periodontal disease, you’ll find that the hygienist will be able to offer you treatment solutions, as well as help you to wholly understand and prevent further concerns.
You’ll also learn more about the seriousness of periodontal disease, and how it can impact your health, as well as learn about some of the underlying causes of gum disease.
What to expect during your appointment
The hygienist will evaluate your dental history, and medical history. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any dental concerns that may require a follow up appointment with Dr. Sadati.
The appearance of your gums will be examined, to look for any red or bleeding areas that may be sensitive, and to look for any plaque buildups. Once any problem areas have been identified, the hygienist will get to work on scaling your teeth to remove stains and built up deposits.
Your teeth will then be polished, which is what gives you that brilliant smile and amazingly fresh feeling.
Generally speaking, most patients do not experience pain during the maintenance appointment with the hygienist. However, those who do have sensitivity due to periodontal disease may find that a numbing gel is helpful prior to the cleaning. Be sure to tell your hygienist if you experience any discomfort.
As a part of your appointment, you’ll get helpful tips to help you maintain your teeth and gums between appointments. You’ll learn more about the best techniques for brushing your teeth, so that you can remove plaque without resulting in wear on your teeth and receding in your gums.
Dr. Sam S. Sadati is always available to answer questions about your oral health. You’ll find that your hygienist can also offer a wealth of knowledge to help you maintain a smile that you are proud of.