dental hygiene

ProphylaxisLess
Prophylaxis
teeth cleaningLessLess
teeth cleaningLess

The removal of soft and hard deposits at the gum line. These appointments include gum measurements and x-rays. Recommended every 6 months.



The removal of soft and hard deposits at the gum line. These appointments include gum measurements and x-rays. Recommended every 6 months.



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arestinLess
arestin
localized antibioticLess
localized antibiotic

Powdered antibiotic placed in areas of gum infection after a deep cleaning.

Powdered antibiotic placed in areas of gum infection after a deep cleaning.

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scaling and root planingLess
scaling and root planing
deep cleaningLessLess
deep cleaningLess

Removal of soft and hard deposits deep under the gum line due to bone loss. Requires anesthetic of some sort. Cleanings follow every 3-4 months.



Removal of soft and hard deposits deep under the gum line due to bone loss. Requires anesthetic of some sort. Cleanings follow every 3-4 months.



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fluoride varnishLess
fluoride varnish
cavity and SENSITIVITY preventionLess
cavity and SENSITIVITY prevention

A sticky varnish placed after cleaning to prevent cavities or cold sensitivity. Recommended every visit for children 18 or younger.

A sticky varnish placed after cleaning to prevent cavities or cold sensitivity. Recommended every visit for children 18 or younger.

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dental sealantsLess
dental sealants
cavity preventionLessLess
cavity preventionLess

A thin layer of filling material added to the chewing surface of molars to prevent decay. Generally applied during childhood.




A thin layer of filling material added to the chewing surface of molars to prevent decay. Generally applied during childhood.




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oral cancer screeningLess
oral cancer screening
visual inspection for changesLess
visual inspection for changes

During every cleaning, tissues are checked for lesions or changes. Anything suspicious may be referred for a biopsy.

During every cleaning, tissues are checked for lesions or changes. Anything suspicious may be referred for a biopsy.

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Value of dental hygiene

why is oral hygiene important?
the mouth is connected to the rest of the body

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is with consistent, effective home care and regular visits to your dental professional.


Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a white film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth. This same bacteria is connected to heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove this bacteria and help prevent it from entering the blood stream.

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