dental Hygiene Cleanings

REGULAR DENTAL CLEANINGS are an excellent way for patients to maintain tooth longevity as well as maintaining optimal oral and total body health.  Dental cleanings include reviewing the patient’s medical history; checking blood pressure; removing all plaque and calculus followed by polishing the teeth.  All patients receive dental hygiene at recommended intervals based upon their individual needs throughout the year in the dental office to maintain their optimal oral health.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR DENTAL ORAL HYGIENE CLEANINGS?

Dental Hygiene Cleanings

PREVENT CAVITIES:  The whitish film that builds up on the teeth is called plaque.  The bacteria living in plaque is the cause of tooth decay.  The acid produced by the bacteria eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities.  Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing combined with regular dental cleanings.  Assessment of home-care combined with oral hygiene instructions provided by our registered dental hygienists are important pillars leading to good oral health.

STOP TOOTH LOSS: Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque (causing and inflammation of the gums) is called gingivitis.  If untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis which is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. 

A BRIGHTER SMILE! The consumption of certain foods and beverages can stain teeth.  Regular dental cleanings can remove built-up of stains resulting in a whiter and brighter smile!

FRESH BREATH:  Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath.  Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental cleanings is a great way to keep the patient’s mouth both healthy and odor free. 

WHAT HAPPENS AT A DENTAL ORAL HYGIENE CLEANING?

  • Review the patient’s health history
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities
  • Examine the  patients’ teeth and gums
  • Patient tutorial on how to practice good oral hygiene at home
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth
  • Oral Hygiene Education and Tutorial 
  • Discuss the importance of good nutrition and its impact on oral health

At the conclusion of the appointment, the Prosthodontist will meet with the patient to review the questionable areas detected by the Dental Hygienist. 

KEEPING SMILES HEALTHY AND BRIGHT!