Dental Hygiene Carmichael

Dental Hygienist in Carmichael

As the world is advancing there are new figures that are introduced and added to oral health care. One of them is a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist is a person who takes care of our dental hygiene to avoid problems in the future. Your dental hygienist works with the dentist to keep your teeth neat and clean. He is an expert sanitary with a title of a superior technician, qualified to work with your mouth. In Carmichael, it is mandatory for professionals in dental health care to have a state license to work legally. It is also essential to acquire additional training after school to practice dental care in Carmichael.

The main tasks of dental hygienists include performing whitening procedures such as scraping and polishing. They can help treat gum diseases such as gingivitis. They educate patients about dental health, assist dentists during treatments and take x-rays of patients’ teeth for the dentist to interpret. Dental hygienists are not authorized to prescribe medications, but in some cases, may administer anesthetics in the dental office. The dental hygienists at Redford Dental Care also identify possible pathologies of the buccal cavity, which is detected through periodic dental examinations.

In collaboration with the dentist, the dental hygienist at Redford Dental Care also perform explorations and some non-invasive techniques. These techniques include applying topical fluorides, placing or removing retractor threads or fissure sealants, removing dental stains and performing calculations. Not only this, scraping and polishing are the major duties of a dental hygienist at Redford Dental Care. A dental hygienist is a liaison between the dentist and the patients and acquires a greater importance in dental consultations. The dental hygienists at Redford Dental Care provide you the very best dental hygienic services in Carmichael.

Our hygienist is responsible for conducting dental health examinations in a professional way. The hygienist provides the direct link between the dentist and patients to detect the dental pathologies. The hygienist can perform dental cleanings based on scaling and polishing of teeth.

We provide you a fully hygienic and safe environment as per requirement for provision of oral health care. We promote education in dental health and provide advice on the hygiene measures essential for patients. One of the functions of our dental hygienist develops during surgeries.

In addition, it is also possible for the hygienist to perform all the dental x-rays needed for the treatment. On the other hand, when a patient is going under an orthodontic treatment, it is very common for the dental hygienist to take the prints from the patient’s mouth so that the dentist has a mold and a clear base to design the treatment. In addition, we are in direct contact with patients to follow the most appropriate dental hygiene instructions in each case. As we see, the tasks of the dental hygienist at Redford Dental Care are many. For this reason, these types of dental health professionals have become indispensable individuals in our company.

Why Dental Hygiene is Important

It is usually said that good and healthy teeth are representative of good health. Keeping the teeth clean is the first fact related to being healthy. The most important thing is to ensure that the teeth, gums and supporting tissues (bone and periodontal structures) are healthy. This is achieved by creating awareness of good dental hygiene habits among the patients. The condition of the oral cavity changes during different stages of life. Therefore, it is important that from childhood, a balanced diet should be managed without overeating sugar and carbohydrates. It is preferable to consume them with other foods rather than in an isolated way. It is better not to consume them just before bed or between meals. However, if they are consumed, you should brush and floss.

The food must be supplemented with vitamins and minerals. The balanced and proper diet will strengthen the teeth and their supporting structures. Dental hygiene needs must be adapted according to the specific characteristics of everyone. In adults, we should reduce the consumption of foods with excessive acids such as soft drinks, citrus fruits, and alcohol. These substances are abrasive to the enamel and alter the normal pH of the mouth. Altered pH of the mouth increases the formation of bacterial plaque and modify the behavior of the normal flora of mouth. Bleeding during brushing and flossing is the sign of a problem in your mouth. Spontaneous bleeding of the gums is also an alarming situation. In this case, you should consult with your dentist as soon as possible.

Redford Dental Care raises your spirits to practice efficient dental hygiene. Taking healthy food, brushing twice a day and flossing every day are all important aspects to a healthy smile. Prevention is better than cure and pursuing a daily hygiene routine will guarantee that you have healthy gums and teeth. This also ensures a beautiful smile and improved confidence. There are many advantages of practicing good oral hygiene. This will allow us to set a decent example for people that they are properly cleaning their teeth. As dental hygiene is about more than just having a beautiful smile.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Feel free to call us and set up an appointment with our expert dentists to advance your dental hygiene. Redford Dental Care cannot wait to help you keep your teeth sparkling and we are here you to provide you the best quality services.

Patient Financing

Background
  • A great family operation (pun intended). I have been a patient of Dr. Davey for a long time and recently had an emergency and the staff and Dr. Davey handled it very well for me and I'm no longer in pain. Tooth infections are a bear to deal with. Thanks again Dr. Davey and staff.

    James D. - Patient
  • You guys are always awesome....from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I leave,. It doesn't matter who I'm dealing with, staff, hygienists, dentists, etc., everyone there is great and always goes above and beyond to make me feel like I am your favorite patient. Wait. I am, aren't I? You guys are stuck with me unless you up and leave town!

    Tonja B. - Patient
  • I am a big chicken when it comes to the dentist & Dr. Redford & the staff are awesome & very understanding when I'm panicking! He does great work and it's been a long time since I've found a great dentist like him! Not only does he do great work, he is truely a great person!

    Melissa Z. - Patient
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you enjoy perfect teeth, you are part of a very fortunate minority. Hardly anyone is born with the finest that Mother Nature has to offer, and in the fullness of time, it is not unusual for people to develop dental issues like cracking, chipping, gapping, crowding and/or discolored teeth. If you are like most people, chances are there is something about your smile that you feel could be made better. That is exactly what we can offer you at Redford Dental Care in Carmichael.
If your dental health is generally good (meaning that you are free of tooth decay and gum disease), then we can offer you a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that are designed to give you the smile you want.

Bonding

If your teeth are cracked or broken, dental crowns are one option. However, because crowns are full restorations, they can be expensive. Usually, dental insurance will only cover them for restorative purposes (to correct discomfort and allow you to bite and chew effectively), not for cosmetic reasons. Fortunately, there is often an alternative.
Dental bonding is an easy treatment, and far less costly than crowns. As long as most of your tooth is intact, bonding can be a good option. With bonding, your dentist applies a tooth-colored compound to the affected area, shapes it, and then cures it using a special light. The treatment does not take much time, and usually the tooth will look just as good as if you had gone with a crown.
Bonding will not last as long as a crown, but should serve you well for a few years. The treatment can be repeated, though, and since bonding is dramatically less costly than crowns, fixing up the bonding every few years can save you money.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and/or onlays are another alternative to dental crowns, and are often used if the damage to the tooth is too great for bonding to be effective. The difference between the two is that inlays are used to correct damage to the cusps of the teeth (the pointed areas that you feel if you pass your tongue over your teeth), whereas onlays are used to treat several cusps in sequence.
The procedure for inlays and onlays is the same. Your dentist will remove the damaged portions of the teeth, and then do a set of impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to determine the shape of your inlays and/or onlays, and once they have been made, your dentist will install them with a special cement. They will match the rest of your teeth, so no one will know that your smile contains anything other than your own, natural teeth.

Gingivectomy

If you have too much gum tissue, your smile can be adversely affected. In such cases, dentists often recommend gingivectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove some of the gum tissue. This type of treatment often straddles the line between a cosmetic and a restorative treatment.
Originally, gingivectomy was developed as a means of treating gum disease, removing the excess tissue that causes pockets to form between the teeth and gums, encouraging the growth of bacteria. Too much gum tissue can also lead to difficulty with chewing and speaking, and again, gingivectomy can correct the problem.
If you are contemplating gingivectomy purely for reasons of appearance, your dental insurance will probably not cover it. However, if your dentist feels that it is warranted from a restorative perspective, chances are that your insurer will comply. Your dentist can advise you as to the potential benefits of gingivectomy from both a cosmetic and restorative standpoint.

Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers

Porcelain veneers can be the ideal alternative to dental crowns when the issue being corrected is mild misalignment, mild to moderate discoloration, and various other dental imperfections. Lumineers are thinner versions of traditional dental veneers, and can often be installed with little or no tooth preparation. Your dentist can advise you as to the type of veneers that will be best for you.

Invisalign

If you want a better smile, but hate the idea of wearing metal braces, you could be a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces. They can be used to treat most of the conditions that respond to metal braces. Talk to your dentist to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you.

Teeth Whitening

Often, all you need to improve your smile is a professional whitening treatment. At Redford Dental Care, we offer Zoom! and Ultradent teeth whitening treatments. Depending on which you choose, you will benefit from a combination of in-office and at-home whitening, or you could do it all at home, at your leisure.

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover consists of any cosmetic treatment, or combination of treatments, that gives you the smile you want. Your dentist will be happy to talk with you about the various treatments available, and help you to determine the procedure or procedures that are right for you. You do not have to be unhappy with your smile.

Contact Us

At Redford Dental Care, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that improve your smile. Some may also have restorative benefits. To find out more, call us at 916-972-8851, or book a consultation using the form on our Contact Us page. Our dentist office is located at 6246 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael, CA. We would be pleased to meet you and talk about the ways that we can give you a better smile.

Drs. Redford and Davey offer cosmetic dentistry in Carmichael, CA. They can improve your smile, so call Redford Dental Care at 916-972-8851 today.

Patient Financing

Background
  • A great family operation (pun intended). I have been a patient of Dr. Davey for a long time and recently had an emergency and the staff and Dr. Davey handled it very well for me and I'm no longer in pain. Tooth infections are a bear to deal with. Thanks again Dr. Davey and staff.

    James D. - Patient
  • You guys are always awesome....from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I leave,. It doesn't matter who I'm dealing with, staff, hygienists, dentists, etc., everyone there is great and always goes above and beyond to make me feel like I am your favorite patient. Wait. I am, aren't I? You guys are stuck with me unless you up and leave town!

    Tonja B. - Patient
  • I am a big chicken when it comes to the dentist & Dr. Redford & the staff are awesome & very understanding when I'm panicking! He does great work and it's been a long time since I've found a great dentist like him! Not only does he do great work, he is truely a great person!

    Melissa Z. - Patient