Find a Hygienist at our Ladera Ranch office
Below are the names and biographies of the hygienists on staff at our 7 Day Dental office in Ladera Ranch, CA. We have hygienists available each day of operation to ensure that your oral hygiene is given the needed time and attention each time you come for your periodic professional dental cleaning and exam.
We employ only registered dental hygienists who graduated from accredited dental hygiene schools. They have passed a national written dental hygiene exam and a clinical state board exam, and have met the California state license requirements. 7 Day Dental employs the most highly skilled hygienists in Orange County because your oral health is our top priority. Many of them speak two or more languages.
Our Dental Hygienists & Teeth Cleaning Services in Ladera Ranch
Our dental hygienists provide both regular periodic teeth cleanings and deep cleanings. Patients who have deep pockets between their teeth and gums need a special deep cleaning in order to arrest the spread of gum disease. Your hygienist will explain the techniques and medications used in the procedure. They can also answer questions about other procedures, such as fluoride varnishing, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic procedures.
Patients who have gum pockets of 4mm and larger need a deep cleaning. The procedure is usually done in 2 visits, each cleaning one side of the mouth. First, plaque and calculus below the gumline is removed using a special scaling tool. Next, a root planing tool is used to smooth the surfaces to eliminate areas where bacteria gather and to allow the gums to reattach to the tooth root. This is followed by rinsing the cleaned area with an antiseptic solution and applying a topical antibiotic. Your hygienist will provide detailed instructions for home care during the healing period.
We cannot stress enough that our 7 Day Dental hygienists are your first line of defense against gum disease. One out of every two American adults aged 30 and older has some form of periodontal disease. A large number of these people do not know that they have gum disease, and they do not know that periodontal diseases account for 75% of tooth loss in adults. In addition, researchers have found associations between periodontal infection and serious medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Our hygienists are crucial members of our oral health team, along with our dentists, dental assistants and specialists, who work together to prevent and treat tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to cleaning your teeth, your hygienist will always check your oral structures carefully and ask you for feedback in order to know when a possible irregularity calls for further examination by a dentist. These exams can detect problems such as oral cancers in the early stages when treatment can be effective. Therefore, it is necessary to have your teeth examined and professionally cleaned at least every 6 months, or more often if advised by your dentist.
You can schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with our Ladera Ranch hygienist today by calling 866-989-1335