Your hygienist can then discuss what it is you are looking for in a dentist and help you choose the best practice for you, this can save you time and money in choosing the wrong practice. We can often hear stories about one dentist diagnosing one cavity and then a different dentist diagnoses five filings. I’m here to explain that in most cases nether dentist is wrong, they just have different treatment philosophies. As an independent dental hygienist I can help you find a dentist that philosophies match your current needs. We can also act as a middle man explaining to the dentist your current needs and how conservatively or how quickly you are wanting to proceed with treatment.
In private practice your hygienist will determine how long your appointments are and this gives us the flexibility to incorporate risk assessments into your appointments. This will allow the hygienist to help you implement home care strategies that can help reduce the likelihood of new decay but can also remineralize decay that has yet to reach the inner portion of the tooth…..yes you read that right decay that has only entered the enamel can remineralize with good home care habits and small changes your hygienist can recommend.
Your Independent Dental Hygienist is here to ensure your receive the care plan that best suits your needs at this time in your life.