HygentleCare is dedicated to developing and establishing accessibility to ongoing oral health care for dental hygiene care and orofacial myofunctional therapy within the familiarity and comfort of the patient's chosen environment.
- Residences of the homebound
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Residential care homes
- Independent Senior Communities
- Home or Office location
HygentleCare is committed to professional oral health care service, establishing partnerships with allied health providers to improve the quality of life for all patients.
Our purpose is to provide distinctive, notable, beneficial oral health care and education for our patients and community.
Our goal is to prevent/diminish deterioration of the teeth, gingiva and supporting tissues of the mouth as well as to provide neuromuscular redirection to correct orofacial dysfunction.
Our patients can expect honesty, integrity, experienced clinical excellence and exceptional oral health care for dental hygiene care and orofacial myofunctional therapy.
Prevent and Treat Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney and respiratory disease.
- People who have periodontal disease are twice as likely to suffer from stroke.
- Heart conditions can become more severe in conjunction with the presence of untreated periodontal disease.
- Tooth loss due to periodontal disease can be an early warning sign of heart disease.
Orofacial Myofunctional Assessment and Therapy
OroFacial Myofunctional Assessment and Therapy of orofacial dysfunctions and anomalies.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene and stability of orthodontic treatment.
Many OMDs develop from insufficient nasal breathing or can be the result of habitual mouth breathing. Orofacial dysfunctions are created by adaptations occurring in the facial muscles and orofacial functions which result from one's disordered breathing patterns.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) involves simple exercises. When certain muscles of the face are activated and functioning properly, redirection and coordination of the tongue and facial muscles occurs eliminating many of the causes of swallowing abnormalities, improper rest posture of the tongue, improper chewing, bruxism, nail biting, object chewing, thumb sucking and drooling habits.
Success in this therapy is consistent with daily exercise until the patient has corrected their improper muscle pattern. Commitment by the patient, family and time are all necessary for successful change. Treatment usually consists of a regular program of exercises over a 6-12 month period, although treatment length may vary.