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common questions and their answers that mimico dental hygiene has complied for you.

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what is a dental hygienist?

a dental hygienist is a regulated health care professional whose primary focus is on oral disease prevention. your dental hygienist will work with you to determine your care plan and help you maintain proper oral health. dental hygienists provide a range of personalized care. only regulated health care professionals may provide dental hygiene services.

are dental hygienists allowed to work without a dentist?

yes, you now have a choice. in 2007 the ontario government passed bill 171 allowing self-initiated dental hygienists to practice in alternative settings giving you direct access to dental hygiene services without having to see a dentist.

do I still need to see a dentist?

assessments are done at each of your dental hygiene visits. your dental hygienist will be able to provide you with any appropriate referrals. we work closely with a network of health care professionals; dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists and tmj physiotherapists.

do you treat children?

absolutely, we recommend that children have their first visit around the age of three.

does my dental insurance cover me?

most dental insurance companies recognize and cover costs for dental hygiene services. We would be happy to help you find out the details of your plan.

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