Emily Dawe, RDH
Emily was born and raised in Victoria. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Camosun College in 2016 and joined our team in 2017. She enjoys traveling, volunteering, spending time outdoors with her dog and, of course, dental hygiene.
Emily is recognized by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and is certified to practice Dental Hygiene by the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.
Did you know: Regular cleaning appointments are important for maintaining oral and overall health, especially if you have crowns, bridges, implants or dentures.
- · Gums and bone can become infected around implants just as they can around natural teeth.
- · If you have prosthetic crowns but not implants you still have natural tooth structure which can become decayed, so fluoride applications are still recommended.
- · Keeping clean and intact dentures is crucial for keeping a clean mouth. During your hygiene appointment your dentures are checked for damage and soaked in an ultrasonic bath. This removes debris and bacteria more thoroughly than can be done at home.
- · It’s important to have your dental prostheses cleaned by a dental hygienist who is familiar with complex dental restorations, as special products and instruments are required to maintain them without damaging them.
- · Often special self-care aids are necessary to keep your dental prostheses as clean as they can be. It’s difficult to know for sure if you’re doing a good job when checking in the mirror at home. Your hygienist will be happy to show you the areas you are missing and give you the necessary tools to reach those areas more easily.
- · While yearly check-ups with your prosthodontist is typical, most people see their hygienist between two and four times per year. If your hygienist notices any issues during a cleaning appointment it may be important for your prosthodontist to know about it. This is how we catch problems early and resolve them before they can develop into larger problems down the road.
We are currently accepting new patients for dental hygiene. Emily is looking forward to helping you maintain a healthy smile!