Find a Hygienist at our Laguna Woods office
Below are the names and biographical sketches of the hygienists on staff at our 7 Day Dental office in Laguna Woods, CA. Our hygienists are available each day of operation to ensure that your cleanings are given the proper time and attention each time you come for your periodic oral hygiene session. We offer a wide range of appointment times available to accommodate our patients’ work schedules and busy life styles.
Our registered dental hygienists have all graduated from accredited dental hygiene schools. In order to meet California state license requirements, they have passed a national written dental hygiene exam and a clinical state board exam. We employ the best dental hygienists in Orange County, because, at 7 Day Dental, your oral health is our number one priority. Several of our hygienists speak two or more languages.
How our Laguna Woods Hygienists can help with your teeth cleaning
You should have one of our hygienists clean your teeth at least every 6 months, and more often if so advised by your dentist. When needed to arrest the spread of gum disease, our hygienists perform special deep cleanings. Patients who have deep pockets between their teeth and gums need deep cleaning. Our hygienists will be happy to answer all of your questions about this procedure. They can also educate you about other procedures, such as fluoride varnishing, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic procedures.
Patients with gum pockets of 4mm and larger need deep cleaning. The procedure is normally done in 2 visits, each cleaning one side of the mouth. The first step in deep cleaning is removal of plaque and calculus below the gumline using a special scaling tool. Then, a root planing tool is used to smooth the surface to eliminate areas where bacteria gather and to allow the gums to reattach to the tooth root. Finally, the cleaned area is rinsed with an antiseptic solution and a topical antibiotic is applied. The hygienist will provide detailed instructions for home care during the healing period.
We cannot stress enough the crucial role our 7 Day Dental hygienists play in preventing gum disease. Gum disease affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and older. A large number of these people do not know that they have some form of periodontal disease. Not surprisingly, periodontal diseases account for 75% of tooth loss in adults. In addition, research has also found associations between periodontal infection and serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Our 7 Day Dental hygienists are part of an oral health team whose goal is to prevent oral diseases and stop the disease process from becoming worse. In addition to cleaning your teeth, the hygienist will always check your oral structures carefully and ask you for feedback to know when a possible irregularity calls for further examination by a dentist. That’s why we emphasize the need to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined regularly, according to the schedule prescribed by your dentist.
You can schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with any one of our Laguna Woods hygienists today by calling 866-989-1335