SOURCE: Diane Townsend Dental Hygiene Corporation

February 09, 2016 15:00 ET

Nanaimo Dental Hygienist Promotes Oral Hygiene Awareness through Dental Hygiene Exams

NANAIMO, BC--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2016) - Through her mission to help individuals better understand the link between oral health and overall health, Nanaimo dental hygienist Diane Townsend has launched a total wellness initiative through tailored, client-oriented dental hygiene care.

According to the Nanaimo hygienist, there is a change of perception in the role dental hygienists play in improving the public's health and overall health. For example, published research has shown a link between gum disease and an increased risk of heart or lung disease, diabetes, high risk pregnancies, as well as a number of other health conditions.

To help clients maintain improved overall health, dental hygiene at Diane Townsend Dental Hygiene is a collaborative effort between the client and hygienist, often involving other health care professionals in the gathering of information. Dental hygienists in BC are required to adhere to strict guidelines involving a systematic "Process of Care" for each client.

By following the "Process of Care," the Nanaimo hygienist conducts thorough evaluations of each client. Health and dental histories are reviewed and the subsequent findings are used to create customized treatment plans that identify feasible health goals and methods of achieving these goals.

During the assessment phase of treatment, innovative technologies such as intraoral cameras to help individuals better understand the unique nuances of their smile. Innovative tools such as the OralID light allow the Nanaimo hygienist to monitor the mouth for significant changes and screen for oral cancer, ensuring prompt referral to a dentist or specialist for further care. By investing in new dental technology, Diane Townsend is able to help clients make informed decisions about their oral health.

For more information about the oral-systemic relationship and available services at Diane Townsend Dental Hygiene Corporation, please visit

About Diane Townsend Dental Hygiene Corporation

Working with area dentists and other health specialists, the Nanaimo dental hygienist is dedicated to helping clients achieve long-term oral health through preventive care and education. With over 25 years of experience in the field of dental hygiene, founder Diane Townsend is an active member of the CDHA, and is involved with the Executive Board for the Nanaimo Dental Hygiene Study Club.