Dental hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. Dr. Roybal has a team of dental hygienists accredited by the American Dental Association to make sure you maintain optimal oral health. Our dental hygienists will care for you as an individual with unique oral health needs.
Dental Hygiene Standards of Care
What does a dental hygienist do? Working in partnership with Dr. Roybal, hygienists offer professional expertise, enhancing the effectiveness of dental hygiene medicine so your smile is beautiful and healthy. Dental hygienists offer a variety of care, including:
- Perform oral healthcare and risk assessments
- Evaluate your current health status
- Perform extraoral and intraoral examinations
- Provide an intraoral digital tour of the mouth
- Process and interpret dental x-rays
- Remove plaque
- Administer pain agents
- Provide oral cancer screenings
- Perform periodontal probing to determine gum pocket depth
- Provide personalized breath treatment
When you come to Dr. Roybal’s dental office in Santa Fe, NM, dental hygienists will review your health history, dental and periodontal charting, perform an oral cancer health screening, and do an overall evaluation of your oral health. Our hygienists go above and beyond to provide you with the best dental hygiene standards of care.
Dental Hygiene Medicine is Essential for Overall Health
At the dental office of Gabriel Roybal DDS, we can help you maintain your overall health by helping you maintain your oral health. We offer DNA risk assessments to identify your genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease and categorize pathogens as low, medium and high risk. More and more, doctors are finding conclusive links to gum disease and other health problems like cardiovascular disease. Prevention is the best cure. Contact us today to set up an appointment.