Krista Dufour RDH
The Dental Hygienist as a Primary Oral Healthcare Provider.
It is a common misconception that the Dental Hygienist just “cleans teeth”. The removal of calculus, plaque and biofilm are vital components to maintaining a healthy oral environment but are only a part of the bigger picture of the care your Dental Hygienist will provide. Regular preventative maintenance combined with daily oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and keeping oral and systemic diseases in check; particularly diseases of an inflammatory nature such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Dental Hygienists are now seeing their role in the dental office differently....
Your dental Hygienist is an advisor, an educator and an ally in the prevention of oral diseases and the promotion of a healthy mouth for total health, well being and quality of life.