Preventative Care

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Oral Hygiene

Your teeth are important not only for smiling and appearance but also for chewing, eating, and speaking. There is a connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease are caused by bacteria in the dental plaque. This soft plaque accumulates at the gum line during the day after eating, which if not removed results in red and swollen gums that bleed easily. It also causes caries and it progresses to destruction of gum tissue, bone loss around teeth and eventually, teeth can be lost.

Making the choice to adopt a daily tooth brushing and flossing would make a big difference in how you look and feel, but most important in your overall health.

Regular oral exams and cleanings

Good oral home habits are important, but also a balanced diet and seeking regular professional dental care. Regular exams by dentist evaluate your mouth by checking your teeth, oral and gum tissue, tongue, and checking for signs of oral cancer. Taking x-rays help to evaluate for early detection of caries periodontal (gum) disease, and other conditions that can be treated easier and in a timely manner.

Dental cleaning is performed by our dental hygienist who cleans your teeth by removing stains, plaque, and tartar that cant’t be removed by regular brushing. This tartar needs to be removed by special skills and dental tools. We also check the gums and bone level, and review proper brushing and flossing techniques at home.