Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. Regular hygiene visits help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Daily brushing and flossing is critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it doesn’t take care of everything! It’s very important to come for regular visits. These appointments provide your teeth and gums with a thorough cleaning, inspection, and preventative maintenance.
During these appointments, we will “scale” your teeth — removing tartar build-up — and polish the surface — removing minor stains. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help fight decay.
But these visits are more than simply a professional cleaning — they are a key part of preventative maintenance. The visits provide an opportunity for us to tell you if you are brushing and flossing correctly, and examine your teeth and gums for potential problems. If your teeth require restorative work, it’s important to find out as soon as possible in order to prevent the decay from spreading.