While October was technically National Dental Hygienist Month, here at Edgerton and Glenn, we are proud to have Jennifer, Jessica B. & Jessica G. as our dental hygienists every month of the year! Dental hygienists are an integral part of any dental care team, with the dentist and dental hygienist working hand in hand to meet your oral health needs.
During your bi-annual preventative dental appointment, our dental hygienists will carefully go through your screening procedures, such as reviewing your health history and dental charting before removing any calculus and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth during your dental cleaning. They will also apply protective materials, such as fluoride and sealants, to your teeth, helping promote dental health even after your appointment. Once a year, our dental hygienists will also take x-rays of your teeth to ensure that everything is in good order, even before problems, like dental pain or sensitivity, become evident. After all of that, they work with the dentist to assist in your dental exam and make sure that your chart is both up to date and accurate.
Don’t worry that you won’t see our smiling dental hygienists if you are coming in for an acute reason, such as tooth pain or a dental filling, they also assist our dentists with any dental procedures; both in the dental procedure itself, but also in moral support!
If you are in need of dental care, either preventative or acute, why not make an appointment and visit one of our dental hygienists today?