Hygiene

“Most, if not all, dental conditions can be prevented through daily flossing, brushing and periodic professional dental cleanings.”

“Periodic professional cleaning is also part of the formula to fight bad breath. Cleaning done by a dental professional removes old plaque, the tartar around the teeth that serves to hold the new plaque to its rough surface.”

Bad Breath or Halitosis is a common affliction in millions of Americans. Bad breath can be the result of something as obvious as our choice of food or an indication of a dental condition like gum disease, tooth decay, or dry mouth, or even a medical condition somewhere else in the body. Please make sure you discuss this issue in your annual professional cleaning.

 


denturesProphylaxis
removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. This will make the gums and teeth healthier. It is not uncommon for patients to note that teeth appear slightly more sensitive after a dental cleaning. The reason for this is that plaque and tartar coat the tooth surface and shield them from substances in the mouth. It is important for one to brush and floss after every meal to prevent buildup of plaque and tartar.

 


limpieza profundaDeep Cleaning
or scaling and root planing is a procedure where the roots of the teeth are meticulously cleaned. The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove plaque, tartar, bacteria and tooth root surface which has been contaminated by the continued presence of elevated levels of bacteria. The incidence of periodontal disease increases with age, however, it is not uncommon for people in their late teens or twenties to start showing signs of periodontal disease. This would be treated with scaling and root planing, and continued daily plaque removal by the patient.

 


corona_dentalFluoride
can prevent caries in susceptible individuals. Topical fluorides can be used for children and adults. They can be applied by a variety of methods, such as mouthwashes, gels, foams, and varnishes. Make sure that you ask our staff the benefits of flouride in your particular case.

 

Beautiful Eyes & SmilesSealants. A recommended way to protect children teeth from decay is by having enamel sealants placed. Enamel sealants are whitish plastic coatings for the chewing surfaces of the molars where there may be tiny grooves and pits. Sealants are not substitute for proper and daily flossing and brushing. Children still need to brush and floss to prevent dental decay between the teeth and at the gum line of the crown. Fluoride treatments, either professionally delivered or at home with guidance, may also be recommended.