Regular dental checks and cleanings are necessary for the prevention of oral disease and the early detection and intervention of other oral complications to maintain your best oral health.
Even with careful daily brushing and flossing, tartar build-up can occur over time, especially in areas difficult to reach with your toothbrush.
At least twice a year, you should visit your dentist for exams and cleanings.
We recognize that a great deal of importance lies in what occurs in between dental visits. We are proud of the services that we offer to patients requiring restoration, but we are committed to helping you avoid problems through preventive treatments and education. If your dentist or hygienist sees a problem area, they will discuss optimal brushing and flossing practices with you for improved oral health.
Your family’s smiles are in good hands with us. Contact us to schedule your exam and cleaning.
A dental hygiene is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and near the gum line, eliminating the home created by bacteria. It is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Hygiene is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.The benefits include:
Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup. (scale and polish)
A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains. (Sparkle polish)
Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Deep cleanings are also provided for the treatment and management of gum disease. These cleanings focus on removing bacteria from beneath the gums, where they pose a serious threat to stability. Deep cleaning for gum disease is called root planing and scaling. Root planing is the process of gently removing debris from the surface of affected roots. After removing harmful substances, the roots are then scaled, or smoothed. The combination of treatments should decrease the size of pockets between the teeth and gums, and improve oral health.
Hygienist visit can be performed at our practice. We recommend hygienist visit twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but hygiene session is one of the tools we can use to effectively halt its progression.