Dental Hygienists

A registered dental hygienist (RDH) is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health, typically focusing on techniques in oral hygiene. Common procedures performed by hygienists include cleanings known as prophylaxis, scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal disease, taking of prescribed radiographs, dental sealants, administration of fluoride, and providing instructions for proper oral hygiene and care. At KK Dental, our staff of experienced and smiling hygienists will clean your teeth, and once the general dentist has examined your teeth, help schedule appointments based on your affordable treatment plan. They can also inform you of the proper technique to brush your teeth, the effectiveness of electric toothbrushes, and the best ways to keep your gums healthy and teeth white. Over a period of months or years, a dental hygienist may evaluate the patient’s conditions several times, altering the diagnosis and plan as the patient’s condition and needs¬†change.

The American Dental Association recommends you practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day. Flossing regularly, along with eating whole, natural foods and visiting the dentist regularly, are also necessary steps you should take to minimize the possibility of any dental discomfort or infection. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria in plaque release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to weaken, eventually causing tooth decay. Many of the foods we eat cause plaque bacteria to produce acids. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. The best way to remove decay-causing plaque is by brushing and cleaning between your teeth every day. Brushing removes plaque from the tooth surfaces. Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Whether it is your biannual cleaning, a deep cleaning, a first-time cleaning, or any other reason, you will find our hygienists to be caring and comforting and ever-willing to answer your questions and quell your concerns.

Ningning Vivian Xiao, RDHdental hygiene

Ningning Vivian Xiao is a Dental Hygienist. First graduating from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing, China, Vivian soon received an AAS of Dental Hygiene. She has worked in North Jersey at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and, in New Brunswick, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

On the side, Vivian shares her knowledge on dental hygiene with children, single mothers, and high-school students.

North Brunswick, NJ Office

746 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Edison, NJ 08817
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1323 Rt 27
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 249-0411
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