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What can our hygienist do for you?

If you’ve never heard of our hygienist Richmond, you’re about to wish you’d known all along. Before you have to make an appointment with our dentist, there are a number of things you can do to avoid getting to that step. Taking care of your teeth is a big one, which means brushing them twice a day and flossing away all the food and plaque that likes to hide away in those hard to reach spaces. Here at Sheen Dental, we like taking care of your teeth. The only thing that makes us happier than that is giving you the tools to do it yourself. No matter the problem you’re facing, we can get you back to a happy smile and happy life with just one consultation.

In this short article, a member of our team will introduce you to the role that our hygienist Richmond plays and all the benefits you can get from an appointment with us.

What do they do?

The main goal of our hygienist Richmond is to keep your teeth clean and in their best possible shape. This is as much our job as it is yours. Your teeth are extremely sensitive but oftentimes, signs such as bad breath can easily go missed. If you take care of your teeth by brushing, it is easy to feel misled by the overpowering smell of toothpaste, meaning you might miss those early signs of gum disease which are often seen through bad breath and tooth staining. It is extremely important to keep on top of these things, though, as catching them early means you have a better chance at a successful treatment. When it comes to periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, we can keep track of your progression by monitoring the gaps between your teeth, as well as taking a detailed dental history and examining the rest of your mouth. Regular visits to our dental clinic mean we are able to see the signs early enough to prevent or at least stop them from progressing further.

Can they clean my teeth?

When you do make a visit with us under this pretence, it will most likely result in having your teeth cleaned. When there are other problems with your teeth, for example needing a tooth removed or a root canal, you’ll most likely see a dentist directly instead, then come back to get your teeth cleaned at a later date. We’ll clean your teeth thoroughly, being sure to get all the places that your toothbrush and floss can’t. Before we jump right in, however, we’ll be sure to check your mouth and take an estimate of how much plaque there is to remove, keeping you informed the whole way. It is extremely important to us that you’re educated on the best ways to take care of your teeth and mouth, which is why we’ll also use these appointments to offer tips and recommendations on what you can do to limit your visits to us.

The benefits and more

It is a no-brainer that taking care of your teeth and having them cleaned can have a lifetime's worth of benefits. These quick visits to our dental office will allow us to track your teeth and mark any potential problem areas. We also offer dietary recommendations that may come in handy.


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