Meet Cheryl Hildebrandt
Independent Registered Dental Hygienist
Cheryl has been a Dental Hygienist for nearly 25 years, wow... time flies! She has been in the Collingwood area for close to 30 years and has seen so many changes.
Throughout my career I have met many patients I call my friends over the years. I am as dedicated today, to patients care as I was the first day I graduated from Dental Hygiene. I am a life long learner and my combined abilities and experience have given me the passion to make changes in patients oral health, it's not just about oral health its about whole body health. I am dedicated to empowering, educating and motivating my clients to be the healthiest they can be! It is in living in this area that we thrive to have a healthy lifestyle in Georgian Bay, dental hygiene care, is just one part.
I love to cycle and trail ride our lovely Georgian Bay Trail and ski in winter.
Cheryl Is a proud member of the College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario, Canadian Dental Hygiene Association, and Ontario Dental Hygienist Association.
Graduated of the University of New England, Portland Maine at Westbrook College, Associates degree in Science. USA 1993
Your dental hygienist is an important member of the oral health care team, providing professional treatment and advice to help prevent gum disease and dental cavities, as well as to support and promote total wellness.
In Ontario, all dental hygienists are registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), which regulates the profession to ensure the public receives safe and effective dental hygiene care.
Why Oral Health Therapy?
It's about whole body health!
Oral health is whole body health........... Studies suggest that bacteria, the inflammatory proteins from diseased gums, travel
through the bloodstream and contribute to a number of inflammatory disorders, one such disease contributes to the formation of artery-clogging plaques. It is also believed that infection and inflammation may contribute to infective endocarditis, a condition in which the interior lining of the heart and heart valves become inflamed, If left untreated, this condition could lead to a fatal infection. As our society ages, bacterial respiratory infections are caused by the aspiration or inhaling of germs from the mouth and throat into the lungs contributing to increased difficulty in breathing. We have learned that people with diabetes are more prone to a variety of bacterial infections, including gum disease, than people without diabetes, diabetics impaired immune health contributes.
We provide patients with the knowledge and tools they need to make healthier choices to achieve optimal health, this is our goal at Georgian Bay Dental Hygiene.
We communicate and educate, the importance of good oral hygiene and give you the tools to assist you to maintain good oral health goals.
Your Dental hygienist, is an important member of the oral health care team, providing professional treatment and advice to help prevent gum disease, periodontal disesase and dental cavities, as well as to support and promote total body wellness.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer often causes symptoms at an early stage. Early diagnosis is key.
Diagnosis is the key process of identifying and finding out the cause of an oral health concern.
A visual and tactile exam allows your dental hygienist to look for any signs of oral cancer.
assessing facial symmetry, speech, swallowing, breathing and hearing
carefully examine the oral cavity
A tactile exam for any unusual lumps, bumps or swelling on the inside of the mouth, including the cheeks and lip, feel the floor of the mouth, tongue and roof of the mouth, check and tongue movements, and feel the neck for any unusual lumps or swelling. ***Early diagnosis is key for a favourable outcome.***