Safeguard Your Oral Health
Neglecting your dental hygiene by not visiting your dentist routinely or failing to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home can lead to serious oral health issues.
By scheduling regular dental cleaning appointments, you can effectively prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Additionally, these cleanings provide an opportunity for your dentist to identify any early signs of potential oral health issues and address them before they become more serious problems.
With preventive hygiene cleanings, you can enjoy a healthy smile and avoid costly and invasive dental treatments in the future.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will look for signs of oral cancer on your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
By detecting oral cancer in its early stages, treatment options can be more effective, and the chances of a successful recovery can be significantly higher.
Oral Health Care at Home
To keep your smile looking great in between dental appointments, remember to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and don't forget to floss at least once a day.
Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.
To begin, they will then use specialized tools, such as a scaler, to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, focusing on hard-to-reach areas. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains or plaque. They will finish by thoroughly flossing your teeth and gums.
They may provide some tips on proper oral hygiene techniques and offer recommendations for maintaining good oral health at home.
Fluoride treatment is a useful tool for maintaining good dental health. It can help prevent and reverse tooth decay by strengthening the enamel and making it more resistant to attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars.
By strengthening the enamel, fluoride treatments can help alleviate tooth sensitivity from hot or cold food and drinks.