Dental hygiene actually encompasses two realms. The first is a person’s individual practice of dental hygiene at home through brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash among other accessory methods and techniques. The second is the professional care provided for patients by registered dental hygienists during a dental visit. Continue reading National Dental Hygiene Month
Seeing your dental hygienist for consistent teeth cleaning visits is essential to maintaining good oral health and preventing dental diseases. Some people end up missing a teeth cleaning appointment for one reason or another, and they forgot to reschedule it. Getting off track on your cleaning schedule can have a harmful effect on your health. Continue reading Why are Professional Teeth Cleanings So Important?
A dental hygienist wears many hats in the dental practice. Most dental offices have more than one dental hygienist because the services they render to the patients are so vital. EVERYONE needs to see a dental hygienist on a consistent basis! Continue reading What Does a Dental Hygienist Do?
It is very important to not ignore bleeding gums. The bleeding is an indication of inflammation somewhere in your mouth, usually in the gums lining the teeth. Acute inflammation is a response to some type of injury or irritant, and it causes redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, and sometimes a little heat. The bleeding is a red flag that something unhealthy is going on. Continue reading Why are My Gums Bleeding?