Oral Hygienists


Focus on the prevention
of oral disease

“Oral health is an inseparable part of general health and well-being."

Our oral hygienists focus on the prevention of oral disease and the maintenance of good overall oral hygiene. When it comes to visiting a dental hygienist, the golden rule is that you should schedule an appointment every 3-6 months. Some factors affect the frequency of your visits like how well you take care of your teeth, your diet, and also your genetic predisposition to gum disease.

By having your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis, you are assured of healthy, white, stain-free, and less sensitive teeth as well as healthy gums. You will experience less bleeding gums and bad breath and prevent tooth loss due to gum disease. Cleanings are also essential to maintain fillings, crowns, bridges, and especially implants.


1. How can I improve my oral hygiene?

Your dental hygienist knows your mouth well, and they can help determine ways to keep your oral hygiene in check that will work and be convenient for you. Our oral hygienists at KDC will give you tips on how to improve your oral hygiene and keep your breath fresh.

No question is too embarrassing for your dentist or oral hygienist. They have seen every different scenario and can guide you on how to improve on certain areas of your oral hygiene safely and effectively.

Most importantly - regular visits to KDC will put you on the path of oral health.

2. How can I reduce bad breath?

If you suffer from bad breath, you are not alone. Many people complain of bad breath and find that even after brushing twice daily, flossing, and using mouthwash, the problem still persists.

However, we will ensure that we help you to get to the root cause of the issue. Keep in mind that bad breath can come from a poor diet, stomach issues, and acid reflux as well, not only from bad oral hygiene.

3. How can I get whiter teeth?

Instead of resorting to commercial teeth whitening kits or home remedies (which can be ineffective or abrasive), please speak to us about teeth whitening.

If this is something you are interested in, one of our dentists or oral hygienists can give you an in-office professional whitening that will appear natural and still be safe for your teeth/mouth. Always consult your dentist when trying new whitening products and at-home kits.

KDC offers Philips Zoom Professional Whitening, which is the #1 requested professional whitening brand in the USA.

Read more about it: (link the Zoom whitening tab)

4. How often should I get cleanings?

Ideally, you should get a professional cleaning every 3-6 months depending on your specific requirements. We will determine the frequency of your cleanings and visits once we understand your specific needs. This will depend on various aspects such as tooth and gum health, risk factors, and the rate at which plaque and tartar build up in your mouth.

5. How can I maintain clean teeth and gums at home?

After your dental cleanings and routine appointments, we may send you home with some aftercare products. We will also advise you on how to brush your teeth properly and floss them correctly and efficiently. It is also recommended to change out your toothbrush every couple of months.

6. What products should I use?

With the large number of dental products and tools available on the market, it can quite overwhelming to select the best one. During your oral hygiene visit, we will assess your oral hygiene, guide you and provide recommendations on products that will work best to improve your particular oral hygiene. With the many options available, there is something out there for everyone.

7. What about my tooth sensitivity?

We will recommend products and tips if sensitivity is an issue for you. There are special types of toothpaste and brushes available that will be more comfortable should this be a problem that you experience regularly.

With our new devices for cleanings, we are able to use warm water. So, for patients that have sensitive teeth, this is fantastic news. We can even add an antimicrobial liquid to the water which delivers an antibacterial effect all around the mouth and gums whilst having your cleaning - which is what we use for patients that have gum disease or inflamed gums.

If your teeth are very sensitive, we even have the option of numbing the area a little and then do the cleaning. It's all about patient comfort.

8. Am I showing signs of gum disease?

Many people have minor signs of gum disease and, sometimes it might go undetected. It’s a good idea to ask your dentist or oral hygienist if they have seen any signs or symptoms of gum disease when performing your routine cleanings. This way, you can address the issues as soon as possible.

Keep in mind that most dentists and hygienists will let you know if there is an issue without you even asking; however, being proactive about it shows that you care as well.

9. Why are my gums bleeding?

It’s normal to experience some tooth sensitivity and possibly bleeding gums during routine cleanings. However, if you are noticing bleeding gums more often, it could be a cause for concern. Ask your dentist, so they can rule out any serious issues.

10. What are the signs that I need to have a dental cleaning?

Gum disease is often silent and doesn’t always come with noticeable symptoms, making it challenging to discern when you need a dental cleaning. Some signs that you can look out for include:

• Tender and inflamed gums
• Red or bleeding gums
• Loose teeth
• Receding gums
• Persistent foul-smelling breath
• Bad taste
• Stains

Visiting your dentist at least once every 6 months or so for a professional cleaning will help to keep tooth decay, gum disease and oral health issues at bay.

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We place great emphasis on delivering gentle, pain-free dentistry, and take extra care to ensure our patients are comfortable and relaxed.
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