Why go to the hygienist beside the visit to the dentist?
The dentist looks at the overall condition of your teeth and gums. If there is something wrong with the gum then the dentist often no longer does this themselves, their role has shifted to the delegation. In addition, the expertise of dental hygienists has become more extensive. Research has shown that dental costs for children are much lower when they go to the dental hygienist at a young age. The dental hygienist provides a comprehensive instruction that you child learns to brush in a good way. Young learned cleaning methods and attention will avoid a lot of problems in the future.
Do you want to avoid bad breath, cavities, gum problems or want to have a treatment for gum problems, then you are at BRUSH! at the right place.
Will my health insurance cover the treatment at the dentist and dental hygienist?
The treatment is usually fully or partially compensated through dental insurance. Please bear in mind that there hangs a maximum of reimbursement per year; that depends on the terms of your personal insurance. To avoid misunderstandings in advance, contact your health care insurance provider and ask for the fee for a dental hygienist.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
No. You do not need a referral to make an appointment with BRUSH! Also for the reimbursement of your health insurance this is not necessary.
What does a dental hygienist do?
The dental hygienist is a college-trained paramedic, working within the dental care in the Netherlands. The tasks a dental hygienist will focus on prevention; the prevention of gum disease, dental caries (cavities) and erosion (thinning of enamel by acidic products). Treating periodontal disease (disease of the gums and supported tissues surrounding a tooth) is a big part of the work within BRUSH! Additionally a trained dental hygienist may drill and fill of primary caries (small holes) and give anesthesia.
What happens on a first appointment?
After recording your data and going through some health issues, we first identify what the situation is in your mouth. After the inventory of the findings we will discuss this with you and we will start further treatment if desired. Costs are always discussed with you as well as the number of times you have to come back to our clinic.
Does the treatment hurt?
We actually get this question quite often. It is difficult to give a good answer because every person is so incredibly different, but you can assume that we are doing our utmost best to let you experience no pain. We do this by making you as comfortable as possible, by avoiding your pain point and sometimes by distracting you. We are very skilled, have a good empathy and a lot of experience and if you want so we can always use anesthesia.