Preventive Care

During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will perform other diagnostic, preventative, and educational services besides the removal of plaque and calculus on your teeth. These include:

  • Reviewing and updating your medical history
  • Extra oral exam (Oral cancer Exam) including head, neck, throat, tongue, collar bone.
  • Performing dental x-rays or other examinations to detect tooth decay
  • Stain removal
  • Removal of all plaque, calculus, and bio-film.
  • Application of fluoride for kids and adults.
  • Cleaning of all extra oral appliances such as dentures, partials, night guards, snore guards
  • Periodontal charting-checking gums to make sure they are within normal limits.

 

For a Quick Reference on Home Care We Recommend:

  • Brushing Morning & Night with a soft bristle toothbrush or electric brush.
  • Flossing or Tooth Picking daily.
  • Brushing your tongue daily.
  • Avoiding Sugary & Acidic Foods/Drinks which both aid in tooth decay this includes low PH waters, sports drinks, juices, sodas, sweet tea. If you are a candy or gum person we recommend anything with xylitol sugar.