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Dental Hygiene

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While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and dental work of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We employ three friendly and experienced dental hygienists whose focus is prevention and periodontal health and maintenance.

In a typical dental hygiene appointment, you can expect these procedures to be performed: An update of the medical and dental history, periodic x-rays, scaling and polishing of the teeth, oral cancer screening, dental examination, periodontal examination, and review of home care.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. It has been shown that oral health is related to overall health. Periodontal bacteria can enter the blood stream and travel to major organs and begin new infections. Research suggests that this may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of stroke, increase a woman's risk of having a pre-term low birth weight baby, and pose a threat to people whose health is compromised by diabetes, respiratory disease, or osteoporosis. Therefore, it is very important to have plaque and tartar removed from the teeth regularly and to avoid gingivitis and periodontal disease.

We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please ask us.