During your first visit at a dental clinic, it is recommended to arrive a little early.
During this appointment, a thorough dental cleaning will be carried out and your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of your mouth.
Dental cleaning (also called prophylaxis) is one of the acts performed by dental hygienists. These oral health care professionals have the skills, know-how and authorization to carry out prophylaxis autonomously, i.e. without the presence of a dentist.
The dentist will meet you towards the end of the appointment to perform the examination, diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Connection with your hygienist
The relationship with your hygienist is important because you will spend the majority of your dental cleaning appointment with him or her. Before even starting the cleaning, your hygienist will take the time to talk with you in order to:
Many suffer from anxiety or fear when it comes to dental care. You can be confident, the hygienist will always listen to your needs and be reassuring.
Your dental hygienist will provide you with all the information about your situation and the recommended treatments and possible alternatives.
Your dental hygienist understands you
The hygienist knows you well and will often be able to act as a link between you and your dentist.
Here are two examples that illustrate this link:
Cavities (Tooth Decay)
Oral Hygiene and Prevention
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Permanent Dentition (Adult Teeth)
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin Restoration (White Filling)