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centre dentaire Lancy - Dental Hygienist

Dental care and hygiene for adults and children

Dental Hygienist

The dental hygienist will scrape, polish and fluoride your teeth and screen for dental problems if necessary (x-rays). It also customizes the instructions for a good brushing technique at home, as well as the means of interdental cleaning. The hygienist thus contributes for your well-being to the prevention of periodontal and carious diseases.

Scaling is the removal by ultrasonic or manual means of tartar that is deposited on the teeth. In case of dental hypersensitivity, local anaesthesia can be used to make the procedure gentle and pleasant.

Polishing makes the surface of the teeth smoother, which slows down the reappearance of tartar. It eliminates superficial staining from coffee or tobacco: you will be happy to regain white teeth and a radiant smile.

Fluoridation remineralizes tooth enamel and helps to prevent caries. For your comfort, it also reduces any temporary tooth sensitivity that may occur after scaling.

Why is she important to your health?

Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene is a set of practices to remove the plaque that permanently forms on the surface of the teeth.

The removal of plaque prevents periodontal disease. Indeed, bacteria are responsible for gum irritation: gingivitis. Gums become red, swollen or ulcerated. They bleed profusely at the slightest mechanical stress via a toothbrush, brushes, or dental floss. Caused by bacteria under the gums, this situation can degenerate into periodontitis, leading to the appearance of tooth mobility due to bone loss and subsequent tooth loss.

In addition, a number of bacteria present in dental plaque convert sugars into lactic acid. The action of this acid on the dental enamel leads to a demineralisation of the tooth and the appearance of a cavity: caries. Dental tartar, which consists of mineralized dental plaque, can no longer be removed by simple brushing. It has to be removed at the dentist by scaling.

To avoid gum problems or cavities, the dental hygienist will remove the above and below the gum line (scaling), polish and fluoride your teeth and screen for dental problems if necessary (x-rays). It also customizes the instructions for a good brushing technique at home, as well as the means of interdental cleaning. The hygienist thus contributes for your well-being to the prevention of periodontal and carious diseases.

centre dentaire Lancy - Dental Hygienist

There are four important steps in the work of a dental hygienist

Four Important Steps

Descaling

step 1

Descaling is the removal of this scale by ultrasonic or manual means. In case of dental hypersensitivity, local anaesthesia can be used to make the procedure gentle and pleasant.

Hygiene instruction

stage 2

The hygiene instruction consists of showing you which brushing technique is best suited to your situation. We advise you on the most suitable type of toothbrush: manual, electric, ultrasonic. But brushing your teeth is not enough. The dental hygienist will also instruct you on the use of auxiliary means: dental floss, interdental brushes, mouthwash, etc...

Polishing

step 3

Polishing makes the surface of the teeth smoother, which slows down the reappearance of tartar. It removes superficial discolouration from coffee or tobacco. You'll be happy to regain the charm of white teeth and a radiant smile.

Fluorination

step 4

Fluoridation remineralizes tooth enamel and helps to prevent caries. For your comfort, it also reduces any temporary tooth sensitivity that may occur after scaling.