Oral Hygiene and Maintenance
Daily brushing and flossing reduces plaque and harmful bacteria and is a key element of maintaining a healthy mouth and gums. However, some areas are not accessible through at-home care alone. It is important to see a dentist every six months for a professional, deeper cleaning for hard to reach areas and for preventative maintenance.
What is included with a professional dental cleaning?
At your regular checkup and professional cleaning appointment, your mouth will be cleaned above and below the gum line by a certified dental hygienist. Below the gum line cleaning is something that most people cannot complete at home and can help reduce the risk of gum disease. Your dentist will then examine your teeth for any existing issues or potential problems and may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen enamel.
If you need a regular cleaning or just want to make sure your mouth stays healthy, please feel free to contact us.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.