Fantastic Hygiene Team
As a team, we are dedicated to educating patients on the latest advancements in the science of dental hygiene. We prioritize everyone from children to teens to adults by setting aside an hour for every appointment to educate you on how to make the best decisions for your oral health care at home.
The mouth is a gateway to the body, and it's important that you take care of your teeth so they don't negatively affect your health in other ways. We provide a thorough hygiene exam and cleaning at every checkup. This includes taking your blood pressure and pulse rate, temperature and oxygen saturation. We review your health history at every visit. Recent surgeries or changes in medications (whether prescribed, vitamins or supplements, over the counter or homeopathic) can greatly impact your dental health. We customize your cleaning based on your medical needs and use the latest technology as a regular part of your complete exam.
Your visit with one of our two hygienists will include a complete periodontal assessment. As an evaluation of your gum health. It is important in order to make the appropriate recommendations for treatment, provide necessary tools for at-home-care, and determine risk factors for certain diseases that can be linked directly to the health of your mouth. It is our responsibility to educate you on the health of your mouth and teach you hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. This includes tooth brushing techniques, flossing options, dental aids available, nutritional counseling and even smoking/ tobacco cessation counseling if needed.
Through the use of ultrasonic scalers, hand instruments, localized antibiotics and even dental lasers, we will be able to remove harmful bacterial plague (soft deposits) and calculus (hard deposits) that can contribute to periodontal disease (gum disease), malodor (bad breath) and dental decay.
It is a team effort when you are in the hygiene room. We want you to take an active role in determining what works best for you. What makes you comfortable in the chair? What dental aids will fit you best? What long term goals do you have for your dental health?
It is our goal to make your hygiene visits positive by providing a loving and caring environment. We love to educate and share our knowledge with you! We understand not all patients have the same needs or goals for their dental health. As your hygienists, we will always strive to provide the best quality in dental hygiene care. We are passionate about our profession and look forward to the opportunity to serve you!
At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.
I think maybe that might have been the best teeth cleaning session of my life. Vivian was born to do that work. I have more than a little dental anxiety and I was completely fine the entire time. Wow.
- Ann Farrell
We went for cleanings and as usual great job by everybody. Doc has always been very gentle and the best dentist I know...
- Jason Lovelace