Austin Dental Hygiene & Hygienest

The Dental Hygiene Experience

We hear it time after time: Immediately after experiencing a thorough “cleaning” with one of our highly-trained hygienists, patients just can’t stop enjoying the sensation of running their tongues along their cleaned and polished teeth. This slick, fresh, sparkling-clean feeling is a result of bacteria and plaque-free tooth surfaces.

The Formation of Plaque and Tarter

Over the course of the day, teeth develop a layer of plaque, known as biofilm, that feels as if your teeth are wearing fuzzy little sweaters. These “sweaters” are actually harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum and bone infections, halitosis (bad breath), and can circulate through your blood vessels to all major organ systems and can lead to major diseases. Our hygienists strive to motivate and assist you in committing to an effective personalized home care routine, utilizing proper tooth brushing, flossing, and techniques to prevent plaque/biofilm bacteria from building up in layers, called calculus, above and below the surfaces of your teeth. Once calculus is allowed to form, similar to barnacles adhering to the bottom of a boat, you will need the expertise of our hygiene team to remove these hardened plaque deposits.

Why Schedule Regular Dental Hygiene Appointments?

Removing harmful plaque/bio film is vital to your wellness and Mouth-Body or Oral-Systemic connection. These oral bacteria are not isolated around your teeth or in your mouth, and when active, they can cause major systemic and immune system diseases. In addition to the prevention of tooth and bone loss, a clean, healthy mouth is known to reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and premature births or low-weight babies.

We highly recommend the use of the highly effective, sonic toothbrushes, as well as powered water flossers, which assist you in maintaining a healthy oral environment. These items are made available to our patients at very low, special prices.

Little Ones Need Regular Care Too!

Speaking of babies: allow us to help your children build a foundation for a lifetime of good dental health and habits. Because we care about your little tyke’s teeth, we are happy to offer a complimentary “Happy Visit” to welcome your little ones and help them discover that going to the dentist can be fun and educational.


Dr. Steinberg is proud to offer a full line of PerioSciences Antioxidant hygiene products including: Dental Gels, Rinses and Toothpastes. For more information or to place an order, click the PerioSciences logo below.