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Dental Hygienist Blainville

Proper dental hygiene is vital in preventing oral and systemic disease. Visit our dental hygienists in Blainville at Lüminus Dental Clinic and take the first step to enjoying a healthy smile!

What Does a Dental Hygienist Do

A dental hygienist is a licensed oral health professional who works with dentists to provide preventive and therapeutic care to patients. Preventative dental care is an essential aspect in reducing the likelihood of dental emergencies and is the founding reason as to why our team of dental hygienists in Blainville offer comprehensive care to our patients. Our dental hygienists will assess your oral and dental health and guide you towards improving your dental hygiene, decreasing your chances of experiencing oral diseases that can lead to inflamed, receding and bleeding gums and eventually bone and tooth loss.
Here’s what may be involved during your visit to the dental hygienist:

Dental History

Firstly, our dental hygienists will assess your oral and dental health history and document any new findings in your patient record. They will review your previous records and address problematic areas that were previously noted. They will also discuss your existing dental hygiene practices and routines so as to better understand if you’re brushing and flossing techniques adequately remove the bacteria that may lead to oral disease. Overall, our dental hygienists play a critical role in maintaining our patients' oral health and preventing dental issues before they become serious problems.

Dental Cleaning

Dental hygienists perform a variety of procedures to promote oral health and prevent dental problems. Some of the most common procedures that our dental hygienists may perform during your dental hygiene visit include:

Create a Dental Hygiene Plan

The last stage of your dental hygiene visit will involve the hygienist planning a dental care routine for you to follow. This may include recommendations in addition to brushing and flossing techniques. They can also provide you with nutritional information, suggest a nightguard to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching, and encourage you to follow a tailored recare interval. Our dental hygienists work closely with dentists to provide comprehensive dental care and help patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles.

How Often Should You Visit a Dental Hygienist?

At Lüminus Dental Clinic your oral health matters! The frequency of dental hygiene visits depends on the individual's oral health needs. For most people, it is recommended to visit our dental hygienists every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup. This frequency is based on the average time it takes for plaque and tartar to build up on teeth. However, some individuals may need more frequent visits due to certain oral health conditions such as gum disease or a history of frequent cavities. Others may be able to go longer between visits if they have good oral hygiene habits and a low risk of developing dental problems.

Ultimately, the best person to determine how often you should see your dental hygienist is your dentist along with your dental hygienist. Together they can evaluate your oral health, assess if dental hygiene routines are effective, and recommend a schedule that is tailored to your specific needs. It is important to follow our recommendations to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems.

What Diseases Can a Dental Hygienist Prevent?

Not only will visiting our dental hygienists in Blainville keep your smile healthy for longer but can reduce the onset of serious complications associated with poor oral hygiene. Here are some diseases that a dental hygienist from Lüminus Dentaire can help you avoid:


Gingivitis is one of the most common diseases associated with poor oral hygiene. It is most often due to a buildup of plaque and bacteria along the gumline. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and if it is not removed regularly by brushing and flossing, it can irritate the gums and cause them to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. Gingivitis may also be associated with bad breath, receding gum tissues and tooth mobility. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis, which requires more comprehensive treatments which include a deeper clean of the affected teeth.  Periodontitis can result in tooth loss and other serious health complications. Fortunately, gingivitis can usually be reversed with a proper oral hygiene routine and regular dental cleanings.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is later-stage gingivitis. It is a more advanced form of gum disease that occurs when the infection spreads deeper into the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Untreated periodontitis can cause the gums to recede, pockets or spacing to form between the teeth and gums, cause infection and abscess, and ultimately lead to tooth loss. It may also be associated with systemic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The consequences of periodontal disease are irreversible and can only managed.
Treatment for periodontal disease may include professional cleaning by visiting our dental hygienists and our dentists, to remove plaque and tartar by scaling and root planing the surfaces of the tooth roots, and in more severe cases, surgical procedures such as flap surgery or bone grafting.
It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you suspect you may have gum disease, as early intervention can help prevent further damage and preserve your oral health. It is essential to prioritize preventative treatment and visit us at Lüminus Dental Clinic.

Visit Lüminus Dental Clinic for Oral Hygiene Preventative Care

If you want to improve your oral hygiene routines and reduce your risk of gum disease, visit Lüminus Dental Clinic today. We can schedule a dental hygienist appointment to start your journey towards a healthier smile. We offer extensive dental services in Blainville, including dental exams,emergency care, dental night guards, tooth whitening. We offer a stress-free dental services with state-of-the-art technology, knowledgeable professionals and a warm and welcoming experience. Contact us to schedule a visit with a dental hygienist in Blainville today.