What Dental Hygiene services are available near me?
When you call our front office at Harvest Hills Dental Care in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, for a dental cleaning and evaluation, you will typically be making an appointment with our dental hygienists first. They are one of the first people you meet when you sit in the dental chair and will help guide you through the process of your dental treatments.
What does a dental hygienist do?
Dental hygienists play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of our patients. As such, some of their responsibilities and services they provide include:
- Reviewing the patient’s dental and health history
- Taking dental x-rays and other imaging tests
- Preparing the dental room with all the necessary equipment
- Performing prophylaxis, which is the medical term for a dental cleaning
- Evaluating the teeth for signs of periodontal disease, decay or other issues to relay to the dentist
- Assisting the dentist as they perform dental evaluations and procedures
- Educating patients on how to care for their teeth at home with brushing and flossing
- Administering sedation, including nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas)
- Providing recommendations for products and instruments to keep the teeth healthy
Working with a dental hygienist and the dentist together is the best way to achieve a healthy smile for life! We are proud of the dedication of our team in helping to keep our patients happy and healthy. Many patients can get their questions answered by our dental hygienists as they are highly informative in all areas of dental care.
Schedule a cleaning with our team at Harvest Hills Dental Care in East Gwillimbury, ON
East Gwillimbury, Ontario area patients in need of dental care and a new practice are invited to call our facility to learn more about all the services we provide. Call us today at (365) 659-1008 to schedule an appointment at 181 Green Lane E #2. We are open to new and returning patients in the community seeking the best in quality dental care.
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