Cleanings and Prevention
During your cleaning, your hygienist will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup that can cause gum disease and other conditions if left for long periods of time. Dental hygienists will also check if you have any symptoms of gum disease, gingivitis or any other irregularities. Routine X-rays may also be required to further examine the health of your teeth.
Since we only see our patients a few times in a year, it’s important to us that we encourage proper techniques in between cleanings so cavities and oral diseases such as periodontitis can be prevented.
The main goal in preventative dentistry is so you can keep all of your natural teeth! Preventative dentistry should start from when you are a child so that you can ensure you have the healthiest teeth possible as you age, but it’s never too late to start learning good habits. We want our patients to be proud of the beautiful smiles they wear.
- Brushing your teeth for two full minutes, twice a day
- Flossing at least once a day
- Rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash
- Eating a balanced diet