Professional Dental Hygiene
Keeping Your Smile Clean, Fresh, and Healthy
Everyone over the age of four or five should visit the dentist for a professional dental hygiene appointment at least twice per year. During one, our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal (gum) disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Our hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. Our goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about this harmful infection. However, if you do develop periodontal problems, we're here to help you.
If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral healthcare routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which involves:
- Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
- Root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
- Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection
Call to make your six-month hygiene appointment now! It’s one of the best things you can do for your long term oral health and your smile.