Hygiene visits along with regular examinations can prevent development of disease. Your teeth and gums are an extremely important part of your body. Without them you would not be able to eat, talk, and function. You should care for your teeth and gums from an early age by brushing daily and flossing.
Your teeth are supported by gums, bone, fibres and ligaments. If not cared for correctly, bacteria will thrive between teeth and gums, deteriorating these supporting tissues leading to dental disease. As importantly, lack of oral hygiene can cause enamel destruction causing cavitation, know as caries (tooth decay).
Your Oral Hygiene Visit will normally involve a thorough examination of your facial tissues, your mouth, gums and teeth. If needed, radiographs will be taken to ensure early detection of decay and/or gum disease.
We will provide you with Oral Hygiene Instructions to ensure you maintain proper techniques at home. We will thoroughly clean any plaque, tartar or staining, followed by polishing, flossing and fluoride treatment if necessary. This will help protect your teeth and strengthen the enamel making them less susceptible to decay.