Dental ServicesRDHAP - Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice
Oral Evaluation process is a systematic process during which the hygienist will investigate many facets of your overall health in order to identify pathologies or concerns.
Teeth Cleaning/Oral Prophylaxis
Oral Prophylaxis is the medical term for a cleaning appointment. A prophylaxis thoroughly cleans the teeth to help keep your teeth, gums and mouth in good health, and to prevent or halt the progression of periodontal disease
Deep Scaling and Root Planning
Scaling is the process in which your dental hygienist removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gum-line, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Your dental hygienist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic.
Therapeutic (deep) cleaning involves removing bacteria from the periodontal and root surfaces so that the gums can reattach to them, can help prevent more damage.
Denture Cleaning is to remove food particles and bacteria, and to help prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained. Dentures are removed from the mouth and placed in a plastic bag with warm water and denture solution. Then put into the denture cleaning machine. Lastly, the denture is polished with paste for remaining stains, after it is removed from the machine and rinsed off.
Topical Fluoride Treatment
Topical fluorides are applied directly to the tooth enamel. Some examples include fluoride toothpastes and mouthrinses, as well as fluoride varnish treatments.
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Pit and Fissure Sealants work to coat and seal the grooves and hollows, preventing even the most harmful bacteria from building up on the tooth. The size and depth of the hollows and grooves in your child’s teeth will determine whether he or she can benefit from the application of a sealant. These sealants are typically used on the molars and premolars at the back of the mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. Dental hygienist perform an examination of your mouth during a routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. Some dental hygienist may use additional tests to aid in identifying areas of abnormal cells in your mouth.
Dry Mouth Therapy
Dry mouth also called xerostomia or hyposalavation. It is not considered an official diagonsable condition, but it’s sometimes a symptom of another conditioner. There are effective ways to determine the cause of your dry mouth and proper treatment method. Such as, rinses, gum, toothpaste, etc.
Individual Dental Hygiene Instructions
To educate the practice and effectiveness of good oral hygiene instruction for kids and adult with individual oral hygiene instruction.
Caregiver In-Service Training
To demonstrate and educate the caregiver on brushing and flossing properly to their client. They will learn to recognize oral problems that could lead to acute infections. My hands on training will help the caregiver to feel safe in providing dental care to their client.