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Oral Hygiene

Our dental hygienists are highly trained professionals who provide you with educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to enhance your oral health. Our dental hygienists use their skills and knowledge to prevent, detect, and treat gum disease and tooth decay in our patients.

Dental Cleaning & Health Evaluation

Our hygienists help prevent gum disease by thoroughly cleaning all surfaces of your teeth, removing plaque, tartar, and stains from above and below your gum line (the point where your teeth meet your gums). They will evaluate the health of your gums and may be involved with the specialized treatment of advanced gum disease, which includes procedures such as scaling and root planning. Our hygienists will also teach you how to effectively care for your teeth at home to help you prevent decay and periodontal disease.

Our hygienist may take dental x-rays so your dentist can view them and quickly diagnose any problems. Our hygienist may also explain the relationship between your diet and dental health, offering suggestions about which foods to select and which to avoid. They may apply fluoride gels, show you how to select the proper toothbrush, and demonstrate the most effective techniques for brushing and flossing to help you maintain excellent oral hygiene.