Daily brushing and flossing are critical, but it’s not enough to maintain healthy teeth and gums. You also need regular hygiene visits. These appointments provide your teeth and gums with a thorough cleaning, inspection, and preventative maintenance.
Our dental hygienists will "scale" your teeth, removing tartar buildup, and polish the surface, thereby removing minor stains. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help fight decay. However, hygiene visits are about much more than just cleaning. They give us an opportunity to see if you are brushing and flossing correctly and examine your teeth and gums for potential problems.
If your teeth require restorative work, it's important we find out as soon as possible in order to prevent the decay from spreading. It's also important to have your gums inspected because periodontal disease (gum disease) can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease.