Hygiene


Regular six month check-ups allow us to detect problems early. During your check-up we will examine the overall health of your mouth, checking for bone loss, decay, screening for oral cancer, examine your old restorations, evaluate your bite, and remove plaque and tartar. There are a number of potential fast growing problems. Your six-month exam and cleaning is a critical part of our preventive program saving you time, pain and money. We treat clients of all ages with various needs and concerns with gentle care and respect.

Everyone should be diligent with home care of their teeth that includes brushing, flossing and periodontal care. However, there are areas that cannot be fully cleaned with home care. This is why regular appointments for professional dental cleanings are so important. All cleanings are designed to clean away plaque, which is a natural bacteria that grows in your mouth on food debris. If plaque is not cleaned off, it will harden into a substance called calculus. It is the presence of calculus that leads to periodontal disease. There are many techniques for cleaning and you can think of a professional cleaning as a deep cleaning. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the buildup of plaque and/or calculus. Even very small areas of plaque and calculus are present in small cracks and surfaces of the teeth. We recommend a cleaning every six months to ensure that you are well protected from the risk of periodontal disease. If you wish to schedule your next cleaning appointment now, please contact us for more information.