Dental Hygiene Health & Wellness
A Dental Hygiene Prophylaxis in our office is called a Dental Hygiene Wellness Visit.
It is perhaps the most important service we provide.
It is a full hour appointment in our office and includes the services listed below.
A new and very important addition to our list is the Bleeding Upon (gentle) Probing score.
Newly published information describes a consistent relationship between the number of BUP sites and cardiovascular risk.
The first instrumentation that our licensed Dental Hygienists perform in our patient’s mouth is the BUP score.
The Dental Hygiene Wellness visit is designed to support and preserve a patient’s high level of health.
It’s the opportunity for our practice professionals to share new personal oral health and nutrition information and look carefully for any signs of breakdown.
Bleeding gum tissues (BUP of 9 or more), heavy plaque and calculus (tartar) deposits are signs of infection/disease and require treatment, not preservation.
We rarely see these at our Dental Hygiene Wellness Visits.