Preventive Care and Regular Cleanings
Maintaining Your Oral Health
The first step in taking care of a great smile is good oral hygiene. Get rid of that primitive manual toothbrush! Great new technology has replaced it. We recommend using a quality electric toothbrush (such as Sonicare or Braun/Oral-B) for brushing after meals. We also recommend daily use with the Waterpik Water Flosser (it’s great for cleaning between and around the teeth and gums). String flossing is still recommended.
For most patients, a periodic six month visit to the dental office for teeth cleaning is sufficient for removal of tartar buildup. We give our highly trained and gentle hygienists a full hour to have time to perform a through and unrushed cleaning. X-rays of the teeth should be performed once a year to catch any developing problems before they become a bigger issue.
Visual oral cancer checks are also performed at every cleaning appointment.