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.

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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.