The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Your Care

The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Your Care

Belle Meade Dental works as a team. Each member plays a crucial role in ensuring you achieve optimal dental health. This is especially true for our dental hygienists. At your checkup appointments, they provide our doctors with vital support.

Our hygienists have graduated from an accredited educational program and passed national board examinations as well as clinical examinations to receive their licenses. Their focus is to help you prevent and treat oral diseases, protect your teeth and gums and your total health.

Our dental hygienists perform oral health care assessments and review your health history, complete dental charting, and evaluate gum disease / health; lead the X-ray process; remove plaque and tartar; apply cavity-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth; educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy teeth and gums; develop individualized at-home oral hygiene programs; and counsel patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health.

They help provide our doctors with an overview of the initial part of your appointment and alert him of any special areas for further examination. The X-ray process also helps identify problem areas or those we need to watch at future appointments. They are passionate about their jobs and the relationships they develop with our patients.

We truly appreciate our dental hygienists and encourage you to ask them any questions you may have about the care you receive. In addition to our doctors, they are great resources for dental education and work directly with them to ensure you’re able to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile!

Belle Meade Dental serves patients in Flowood, Brandon and the surrounding areas of Rankin County. We offer same-day crowns, cosmetic and restorative procedures, cleaning and prevention services, dental implants and tooth extraction. At Belle Meade Dental, we aim to provide the ultimate patient experience with the highest level of quality care.

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