During your dental check up and cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists will remove soft and hard deposits from your teeth, teach you how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventive dental care. They use our state of art digital x-ray to establish your gum and oral health issues and record diseases or abnormalities.
If we discover that you have a moderate to severe gum condition like gingivitis or periodontitis then it is likely that we'll recommend a deep cleaning root scaling or planing with laser therapy. These deep cleaning procedures can have a fundamental impact in preventing bone loss and can assist with helping you to keep your natural teeth. We also offer ARESTIN® as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. ARESTIN® may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program, which includes good oral hygiene and SRP.
Dental hygienists also help you develop and maintain good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health or inform you how to select toothbrushes and show you how to brush and floss your teeth.