What Your Dental Hygiene Visit Means to Me!

  • By StarBrite Dental
  • 17 Oct, 2014
CJ - Dental Hygienist at StarBrite Dental in Rockville MD

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so it's a great time of the year for me to discuss the importance of your regular oral health care.

Dental hygiene appointments at StarBrite Dental are efficient and thorough. There's a level of compassion where we take the time to not just educate, but to really inform our patients so that their proper oral health is being maintained, and as needed we work with them until it is there. Our patients can see that and it causes them to change their outlook on their oral health through education.

Additionally, we take special pictures of the mouth and this allows us to show the patient exactly what is going on inside their mouth, and because they can see it clearly too - they get it.

Again, we are a very visual practice at StarBrite Dental, so on top of lots of pictures to explain dental issues, we use educational videos. We use them to explain what is causing their dental issues and what dental procedures can be done to remedy it. But more importantly, through the videos, we show the patient the exact at-home care steps they need to take care of their mouths.

We also talk about the importance of nutrition and how it relates to your oral health. Also, we talk about habits like grinding and clenching and how these effect overall oral health in terms of bone loss, chipping, fracturing of tooth structure, etc., again with videos on why this is and what's happening to cause it.

We then offer a solution for any dental issue we may come across. Solutions such as night guards, retainers, or even sleep apnea devices may be suggested. Each hygiene appointment is not just a number to us, it's a very individualized service where we take the time to inform our patients on how to best care for their oral and dental health.

I have been a practicing hygienist for over 25 years, I am very knowledgeable and passionate about this profession and I work to pass that enthusiasm and knowledge on to my patients.

Hope to see you in my chair soon,
CJ Banks



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