A good dental hygiene program will keep your teeth healthy for the rest of your life.
Removing bacteria is the key to controlling the progression of gum disease and the loss of bone. Brushing and flossing is important to do on a daily basis but it is not enough in the long run. Bacteria buildup inevitably occurs and so it is important to get a professional cleaning every 3-6 months.
The benefits of good dental hygiene are numerous:
Start a Dental Hygiene Program
At Kipling Dixon Dentist, our hygienists will provide you with a thorough assessment of your oral health care needs and then design a customized dental hygiene program for you based on your requirements.
During successive visits, a periodontal examination and a screening will be performed in order to diagnose the areas in your mouth that need the most attention. This test will also make you aware of what you may be overlooking in your daily hygiene routine so that you’re maximizing on the long-term health of your teeth.
What happens during a cleaning?
After an examination, a jet spray will be used, which helps to remove stains caused by exposure to items such as coffee, tea or tobacco. Thereafter, scaling will be performed to remove bacteria (plaque and tartar deposits) beneath the gum line. Irrigation will also be used to flush out bacteria in the pockets between your gums and teeth. The roots of your teeth may also be worked on to make them smoother so that gum tissue can heal and re-attach back to your teeth.
Daily brushing and flossing cannot mimic the outcome of a professional dental cleaning which is why it’s so important to adopt and follow a strict dental hygiene program.
Get Started Today
Start your Dental Hygiene Program today. If you’ve got a dental plan at work or through your business, you will most likely be covered with your insurance for a significant portion of the cost so it is well worth your time to get started as soon as possible.