Oral Health Care FAQs
DO YOU PROVIDE THE SAME SERVICES AS A DENTAL OFFICE?
We provide the same services as an in-office Dental Hygienist, including: Cancer and Soft Tissue Exam, Oral Prophylaxis, Periodontal Deep Cleaning, Fluoride Treatments, Denture Cleaning and Identification, and Oral Hygiene Education and Instruction.
WHO MAY SIGN THE DENTAL CONSENT FORM?
The person who has Power of Attorney for Healthcare and/or the responsible party who coordinates healthcare and financial affairs may sign the Consent for Treatment form.
DOES INSURANCE COVER YOUR SERVICES?
Most dental insurances can be billed for treatment including: Delta Dental, Blue Cross, Aetna, United Concordia, and Medi-Cal.
WHAT IF MY LOVED-ONE IS NOT COOPERATIVE?
Judy is specially trained to work with persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related patients. These types of patients benefit greatly from our services.
HOW DOES DENTAL HEALTH RELATE TO OTHER DISEASES?
Did you know that neglecting oral health leads to other serious life threatening diseases? Oral infections, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease, can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and oral cancer.
WHAT ABOUT ORAL CANCER?
Did you know Dental Hygienists can detect the negative effects of smoking and drinking on your oral health? Oral cancer is more common than leukemia; skin melanoma; Hodgkin’s disease; and cancers of the brain, liver, bone, thyroid gland, stomach, ovaries, and cervix; and is typically caused by long-term use of tobacco products and alcohol. One of the most important parts of a regular oral health exam is through oral cancer screening.
IS HEART DISEASE LINKED TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Recent Studies have shown that a patient with periodontal disease is twice as likely to develop heart disease as one without the condition.
IS DIABETES LINKED TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Did you know that research studies have found a link between periodontal disease and diabetes? Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the major complications of diabetes. In fact, approximately 95% of Americans who suffer from diabetes also have periodontal disease. The most common oral health symptoms associated with diabetes are; red, swollen, or receding gums, bleeding gums, or a persistent bad breath or unusual taste.
Did you know…
Nearly 75 percent of American adults suffer from various forms of periodontal (gum) disease and don’t know it. Though reversible in its initial stages, mounting evidence of the relationship between oral bacteria and life-threatening diseases such as cancer; heart disease; diabetes, respiratory ailments; and premature, low birth weight babies makes it critical that the condition be prevented or treated aggressively. Reference: ADHA Fact Sheet.
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