Dental Hygiene & Prevention
Duration: 60 minutes
What is Dental Hygiene and Prevention?
Dental Hygiene and Prevention involves complete care and prevention of periodontal disease including scaling, polishing, flossing and oral hygiene instruction. Prevention should be your first defense against oral decay.
Professional plaque removal is a very thorough process wherein we treat each tooth individually with advanced tools. A close well-lit assessment is the best way to break down and eliminate hardened plaque which builds up over time.
Fluoride helps by making teeth more resistant against acid and plaque.
Desensitization Treatments are useful when a patients teeth have become too sensitive to cold, brushing, or other stimuli.
What you can do:
Prevention starts with you. You can take simple measures to vastly improve your overall oral health.
Brushing at the base of your teeth where they meet the gums is the best way to remove plaque. This is called the gum-line. The gum-line is where gingivitis and gum disease start to form, and brushing can help combat its advances.
Flossing gets to the places which trap food and bacteria that a toothbrush just cant. Flossing can also massage the gums and toughen them up to prevent bleeding.
Mouthwash and tongue cleaning are essential methods for germ removal and bad breath prevention. Rinsing with mouthwash for at least 30 seconds, and brushing the top of your tongue are great ways to ensure great breath every time. Chewing gum with Xylitol when you cannot brush, can help reduce the accumulation of germs.
Do these daily and we assure you, your next trip to the dentist much more enjoyable. All of these elements combined are the key to having a beautiful, healthy smile!