What does the dental hygienist?

Modern dental hygienist is a paramedic and has therefore followed a four-year bachelor course at college level.

The tasks are the hygienist performs primarily focus on prevention – prevention of gum disease and cavities in the teeth (caries). In addition, the dental hygienist is specialized in the treatment of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. This is part of the curative treatment (directed to healing). This combination of functions allows the hygienist to specialist in the overall oral health.

Professional field of dental hygienist:

The investigation and assessment of the teeth and soft tissues in the mouth
Performing a quality teeth cleaning, plaque, tartar and deposits are removed (both above and below the gum line)
Treating (severe) gum problems. Cleaning and smoothing (scaling / root planen) of the root surface
Giving detailed information on dental care and the impact of diet on the teeth
The execution of preventive treatments including the application of dental protective agents (e.g. fluoride)
The application of a “coating” on (only broken by) teeth and / or molars (sealing)
Providing comprehensive information on the formation of cavities (caries) and gum disease (gingivitis / periodontitis)
Treating (drilling and filling) of small holes (in consultation with dentist)

When it’s time to visit the dental hygienist:

There tartar or deposits on the teeth caused
The gums bleed when brushing
The gums red and swollen
The teeth are sensitive
retracts the gums
Teeth become disassociated
Regular holes arise
If you want whiter teeth
A bad taste or bad breath is present (halitosis)
Problems with oral health for women who want to become pregnant
Problems with oral health during pregnancy
In diabetes or medication
Oral care for whatever reason, is a problem