Oral Hygiene and Preventative Care

Good oral hygiene is the foundation of a healthy mouth. In my office, our hygiene team provides gentle yet thorough cleanings to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Neglect causes tooth loss, tooth decay and bad breath. Poor oral health is linked to heart disease, digestive issues, and stroke. To maintain good oral hygiene at home, we provide a customized home care plan which is tailored to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Oral Hygiene and Preventative Care
What is Scaling and Root Planing or a Deep Cleaning?

Sometimes a deep cleaning may be necessary. For those patients that have taken significant time off from routine dental care, scaling and root planing may be prescribed. Calcified plaque or calculus buildup may migrate under the gumline. This causes gum inflammation, bleeding gums and increased gum pocketing. The cycle continues and symptoms worsen over time. To break this cycle of inflammation, the gum tissue is numbed, and calcified plaque is removed, thus returning your mouth back to good health.