Your dentist has been telling you all your life that brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. An ongoing question in the preventative dentistry world, many wonder if using a waterpik is a substitute to flossing. Below, the friendly dental staff at the Implant Center of Maui explain why flossing is better for you than using a waterpik in terms of preventative dentistry.
In private-practice, the dental office must work together in order for the office to prosper. Each member plays a significant role, but it is usually the dental hygienist’s role that stands out the most. The hygiene department has a tremendous impact in the dental office. The dental hygienist more or less takes care of the patient’s oral hygiene needs and provides individualized therapy to meet those needs. Re-care systems are built with patients to keep them coming to the office year after year; thus making the dental hygienist an important asset for the dental office’s profit.
Four million Americans are currently wearing braces, that will soon have straight teeth. It is orthodontists that allow people to have straight teeth and that make patients confident in their smile. Orthodontist’s look at patient's teeth and determine the path that will be taken to allow them to have the perfect teeth that everyone dreams about. Orthodontic assistants put braces on, do regular checkups, change wires and fix any complications that the patients have. Orthodontic assistant are more independent, and do more work than dental assistants do. The environment at an orthodontist office is often very happy, energetic and lively. With this kind of environment you will tend to have happy patients.
Becoming a dental hygienist has not only been just a dream of mine, but also my fathers. From a young age, my father started inspiring me to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. After countless hours of watching videos, speaking to advisors about the career path, and shadowing underneath Dr. Soltanian’s dental hygienist by the name Ms. Lopez that I solidified the idea of becoming a dental hygienist. I fell in love with becoming a dental hygienist after the first day of shadowing her. The idea of being involved in the field of dentistry has reinforced the idea of promoting proper oral hygiene not just within myself, but with others too. It intrigues me to learn about the various diseases and conditions that can manifest without proper care taken off a person’s teeth. I think people underestimate the power and overall importance of brushing, and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis. The short time I’ve spent under Ms. Lopez has help emphasize the importance of knowing the anatomy and physiology aspect of the teeth. The knowledge I obtained from shadowing, and numerous hours of online research has help convey to me knowledge on how to better prevent oral
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
Having to brush your teeth every day may be such a chore, so why not go and see your dental hygienist? The role of a dental hygienist is to clean your teeth and help keep proper oral health. A hygienist is the male or female you usually see every six months to get a teeth cleaning and x-rays. It is very important to see your dental hygienist every six months because they help keep you healthy.
Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance, while brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth. Arch wires are passed through the brackets and attached to the bands. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position. Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within a few months to a few years. Today 's braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colors for kids as well as clear styles preferred by many
The field of orthodontics is slightly different from general dentistry. While you don’t visit the orthodontist for teeth cleanings or to get your cavities filled, visiting an orthodontist can be a key part of achieving great oral health and the confident smile you’re looking for. At Rad Orthodontics in Potomac, MD, they assist both child and adult patients looking to improve their smile. Here are three signs you need an orthodontist from the braces pros at Rad Orthodontics:
Dental hygienists are assistants to the dentist because they get everything ready for the dentist and may even do some work before the dentist sees the patient depending on what the patient is there for. A dental hygienist helps assist their patients on how to practice good oral care and teaches them how to prevent dental diseases which are going to the dentist every six months, flossing twice a day, and brushing after every meal. Dental hygienists play an important role when it comes to informing patients about oral care and water fluoridation. Below is a brief description of the dental hygienists occupation and then the background information about water fluoridation.
You will get a thorough but gentle cleaning and education on how to best care for your teeth and gums. We offer excellent dental care products, including sonic tooth brushes at a discount.
Flossing should be done with unwaxed or implant floss to get the maximum cleaning while minimizing tissue damage. You might also consider an antimicrobial rinse. Some people have found that water-spraying brushes, water flossers, or oral irrigators have helped to facilitate a thorough
Has your orthodontist or dentist told you that your child 's teeth need to be straightened? Are you curious about the differences between metal braces and transparent alignment devices and how they will impact your child 's life? Here is some information on both systems to help you make your decision:
Invisalign braces are frequently used in place of traditional metal braces because they are almost unnoticeable. Invisalign braces are clear which allows them to seamlessly blend in with your teeth. These braces need to be worn throughout the majority of the day in order for you to notice results. When you first begin to wear your Invisalign braces it will take a few days for your teeth to adjust to the fit and feel of the braces. This often results in pain and discomfort. The braces are moving your teeth and mouth in a position that they are not used. The pain will usually subside after a few days. However, there are a few herbal teas that you can use to reduce the pain until it goes away entirely.
Your teen can remove the trays when it 's time to brush and floss. This is much easier than trying to clean around wires and metal
Braces actually play a major role in straightening the teeth. You will note that straight teeth are excellent because there easier to clean and maintain. This goes a long way in protecting your teeth. In addition, it makes them look attractive and tidy.