Hygiene

We will help you build a solid foundation for a healthy, long-lasting smile.

Happy family with healthy smiles due to hygiene cleanings with our Mukilteo experts.
 

Why Is Hygiene Important?

It affects your oral and whole-body health!

Regular hygiene or teeth-cleaning visits with a dental hygienist are vital for your family's oral health.

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases. They work both to protect teeth and gums and to protect their patients' total health.

No matter how well you brush and floss, it's almost impossible for you to remove all the plaque-building bacteria from your teeth and gums. Our highly skilled and educated hygienists are dedicated to providing you with outstanding oral care and helping you establish a healthy environment for your teeth and gums.

They want you to have a healthy smile for life!

 

What Does a Hygienist Do?

These dental superheroes are here to safeguard your smile and health! During your 30 to 45-minute hygiene visit, they will be focusing on your oral health and education.

Examination

Your hygienist will review your medical history and talk with you about any changes you may have noticed in your teeth or gums. A cancer screening may be done and an assessment made of the health of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning

Our hygienists will gently remove any built-up plaque from the surfaces and those hard to reach places between your teeth. The teeth are polished to remove stains, leaving you with gleaming, smooth-feeling tooth surfaces.

Education

A major part of your hygienist's role is to help educate you about preventative dental practices. They can give you tips on brushing, flossing, and nutrition that will help to ensure your excellent oral health.

Why Choose Our Team for Your Hygiene Care?

Experience, training, compassion, gentle-touch - what more could you want?

Jessie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessie, Registered Dental Hygienist

"I am focused on patient comfort during treatment and providing gentle, yet thorough cleanings. I also believe patient education is very important and work with all of my patients to help them understand their treatment needs and their role in their oral health."

 
Vidian, Registered Dental Hygienist

Vidian, Registered Dental Hygienist

"My passion is providing excellent dental care with a personal touch. I enjoy helping patients obtain and maintain a healthy mouth. Achieving good oral hygiene is essential to the overall health of the body."

 

When it comes to the dental health of your family, you want only the best care for them, right? At Harbour Pointe Family Dentistry, we feel the same way!

We want only the best care for your family.

Our highly-skilled and trained hygienists are well known throughout the community for their friendliness and gentleness, and for the thorough care they give our patients.

But don't take our word for it, just check out what our neighbors are saying about us onlineOpens in Google reviews page for Harbour Pointe Family Dentistry.

While our hygienists work on enhancing your oral health, we want you to sit back and enjoy our comforting amenities, including:

  • Music and headphones
  • Comfy blankets
  • Thermal neck pillows
  • DirectTV
  • Warm towels and lip balm
 

Outstanding Care with Our Hygiene Experts in Mukilteo

‘‘Dr. Johnson and his staff are incredibly accommodating and friendly. Six-month check-ups are always a breeze, and my dental hygienist Jessie is very friendly, thorough, and helpful.’’

M. Bowman, 5-Star Google Review

Do You Have Questions about Dental Hygiene?

Get the answers from our Mukilteo dentist.

Most dentists recommend getting your teeth cleaned twice a year and most insurances cover two hygiene visits a year.

Are two visits a year really necessary? Yes, they are!

The bacteria that causes plaque build-up that leads to gum disease begins returning to your teeth within 48 hours of your professional dental cleaning!

No matter how well you brush and floss, it is almost impossible to find and remove all the plaque from the surface of your teeth. Professional help is needed for a thorough cleaning.

Also, during your visit, we check for signs of oral cancer and new cavities. The sooner we catch these, the better!

We encourage you to set-up and keep to a regular bi-yearly cleaning schedule with our office. We know you are busy, so we will be happy to remind you when your next visit is due and make sure your scheduled time is still convenient for you.

There are so many options for both toothpaste and toothbrushes today, it can be hard to know which to choose.

Both manual and electric toothbrushes are good options.

We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush that won't damage tender gum tissue. Brush your teeth with gentle pressure for at least two minutes, twice a day. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Changing it with the change in seasons is a good way to remember to do it.

Toothpaste that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance will contain fluoride that strengthens tooth enamel. If you prefer a non-fluoridated toothpaste, choose one of the natural ingredient options available.

If you experience any tooth sensitivity, then choose a toothpaste that is specially formulated for sensitive teeth.

Mouthwashes and rinses have been designed to perform different tasks, such as protect against cavities, help with tooth sensitivity, and freshen breath.

When used in conjunction with an excellent oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing there is nothing wrong with them.

For those who experience dry mouth, we would recommend using an alcohol-free mouth wash.

Additionally, mouthwash should not be used by children under the age of six since they tend to swallow it.

Protect Your Oral Health and Your Smile!

Contact us today for a convenient appointment with our fabulous hygiene team.

Our other family dentistry services:

  • Nightguards
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Dentures
  • Periodontics
 

Serving communities throughout Washington:

  • Mukilteo
  • Mill Creek
  • Edmonds
  • Boulevard Bluffs
  • Picnic Point
  • Evergreen
  • Perrinville
  • Snohomish