Our hygienists are committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health. They along with Dr. Altieri will perform a complete oral assessment. The assessments include performing oral cancer screenings, laser bacterial reduction, periodontal assessment, diagnostic xrays, looking for potential areas of decay, fractured/broken teeth as well as other oral condition such as dry mouth, thrush or bad breath. Once the assessments are made the hygienist will then tailor the treatment to fit your specific needs. They will also give you the tools necessary to improve and maintain your oral health outside the dental office.
Oral health is important to the overall health of your body. Studies now show that inflammation and plaque in your mouth can travel throughout your body causing all kinds of concerns such as heart disease, affecting control of diabetes, premature birth in expecting mothers and respiratory illness just to name a few.