There are times when someone may need to visit the dental practice for services that may not be directly provided by a dentist, as there are other types of professionals working at the dental practice that people are becoming more aware of. Not every aspect of oral health and hygiene needs to be consulted by a dentist, as often when the more minor issues are dealt with correctly, this can make it unlikely for major complications to develop and prevent the need for future dental treatments that may be of an invasive nature.
Many people are concerned about issues such as bad breath, stains on their teeth, and general oral hygiene topics that are more about the best way to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy. These people may want to seek advice from someone who works alongside a dentist rather than seeing the dentist with an issue that they see as a minor topic.
For those seeking some advice about the best way to keep their teeth and gums clean, the hygienist Richmond may be the right person for them to see, as this professional’s expertise is aimed at dealing with the topic of oral hygiene.
Helping patients maintain high standards of oral health and hygiene
The hygienist’s primary role is to assist people in the maintenance of their oral health and hygiene via specialised procedures and techniques and offer targeted advice about the simple changes a patient can make that will help to greatly improve their oral hygiene. These professionals are more concerned with the cleanliness of the teeth and gums rather than the need for treatments such as filling and extractions.
Often the patient will have been referred to these professionals by a dentist, as they may have felt that the patients could benefit from some help and advice that will help them keep their teeth and gums clean to a higher standard. The hope is that a patient will achieve tangible changes to their oral hygiene that can be easily maintained on a daily basis and within a short amount of time that they feel positive about and are comfortable to keep up with.
The removal of marks and stains
Many people have marks and stains on their teeth that they wish to have removed, as they feel these things make their teeth and smile not appear at their best. Often they will look at toothpaste that offers some whitening properties as a solution, but these really are not an alternative to having the teeth cleaned by a trained professional.
Coffee, certain foods and smoking are just some of the things that can leave stubborn stains on the teeth that may be difficult to remove with the twice-daily use of brushing; this is where professional hygiene services may really give the patient that positive result they desire.
The best way to access the services offered by these professionals is via a brief discussion with a dentist who can make a referral if it is necessary.