Look good, feel good, lasts a long time!
Learn more about our dental hygiene services and how they can benefit you.
Dental hygiene is about more than "cleaning teeth"!
The head and neck exam, including the oral cancer screening and periodontal measurements, are done in the dental hygiene clinic. We check for lumps and bumps and other unusual events you may or may not have noticed. Oral cancer is a serious issue - you might as well learn what to look for.
Your regular 6 month exam and hygiene visits allow the doctor and hygienist to note any changes in both your teeth and gums. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems, and is the key to having a healthy smile.
We compare it to having regular maintenance on your vehicle, sort of like a tune-up for your mouth. Sealants and fluoride can also be great preventive treatments that can help protect your teeth.
Our dental hygienists provide you and your families with routine cleanings to help maintain your oral health.
We recommend that you visit your hygienist once every six months, however, we usually tailor and schedule the appointments based on each person’s individual needs.
This may mean some people come more frequently and others can wait a little longer between visits, although never more than one year.
But you may be wondering, why not just practice good dental hygiene at home so you do not need a cleaning with us? While the oral hygiene you practice at home—brushing at least two times a day and flossing every day—is vital for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between visits to your dentist, it does not replace the more in-depth thorough cleaning.
Think of it this way, the dental hygiene you practice at home helps maintain your teeth, but our hygienists will make sure your teeth are strong, shiny and more cavity resistant, and our dentists with their examinations will ensure your teeth are healthy.