Services provided by a dental hygienist
When you make an appointment in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, with the Harvest Hills Dental Care team, you will meet several friendly faces at our facility. Our office provides a wide range of services and treatments, and we invite you to learn more about them. That includes learning more about our dental hygienists and how vital they are to our practice. Patients in and around the area who arrive at our practice for care will interact with a dental hygienist before they see the dentist. Knowing the purpose of the dental hygienists and the treatments and services they provide is essential!
What is a dental hygienist?
A dental hygienist is a professional who provides various services to help maintain oral health. They play a critical role in the dental office as they are the first friendly faces a patient will see after they are checked in from the waiting room. At Harvest Hills Dental Care, our dental hygienists ensure patients feel at ease during their visit and talk to patients about what treatments they will be provided at the appointment.
What education does a dental hygienist have?
Dental hygienists typically have completed a diploma in dental hygiene or bachelor’s program. They must be registered or certified by the dental hygiene regulatory authority in their local or territorial jurisdiction.
What are the more common services performed by a dental hygienist?
The dental hygienist offers a wide range of treatments for patients, including the following:
- Cleaning teeth to remove plaque and tartar
- Applying fluoride, sealants, or other preventive treatments
- Providing education on oral hygiene practices
- Taking dental x-rays for the dentist
How do I learn more about dental hygienists?
If you live in the East Gwillimbury, ON area and are interested in working with the Harvest Hills Dental Care team, we invite you to call the office to make an appointment. The practice is located at 181 Green Lane East, #2 and can be reached by phone at (365) 659-1008. We are available for new and returning patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care under one roof, including general, cosmetic, and restorative solutions.
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