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One of our best features at Silver Leaf Dentistry is our hygienists. You’re going to love them. I’m really proud of the level of service they provide for our patients, and they’re some of the best you’ll find. I think for me, the most important attributes in a good dental hygienist are thorough cleaning job, ability to thoroughly clean well, but do so with a gentle touch. And our hygienists definitely deliver on those. Dental hygienists are not just gum gardeners and teeth cleaners. They’re there actually as a big companion to me to help our patients understand what’s going on in their mouth. We have some neat ways that we can help our patients understand what’s going on in their mouth. And from the very first visit, our hygienists are involved in taking digital X-rays, taking intraoral photos, and we put those images right up in front of the patient, and the hygienist is actually the first one to help start facilitating the discussion about really what’s going on in the mouth.
So our hygienists, not only are they doing cleanings, but providing needed gum therapy for many of the patients out there that suffer from different levels of gum disease. Our hygienists are able to provide important preventative services such as mouth rinses, dental sealants, and many of the things that are going to help our patients stay ahead of the game as far as keeping their mouths in order. But I think for me, the most important thing in a dental hygienist that I’ve looked for as I’ve developed our team is a hygienist that really cares and listens to our patients and helps them prevent those problems before they even ever start.