Oral Hygiene

Having a healthy smile starts with our hygiene department. Our Hygienists are highly skilled at cleaning teeth comfortably and efficiently. Scheduling a cleaning appointment every 6 months can help prevent gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis (loss of bone around your teeth).

Plaque
Plaque

Plaque is a sticky film that is always on your teeth. Bacteria that live in the plaque can cause your gums to become red, puffy, and swollen.

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Before the Cleaning
Before the Cleaning

Not seeing the hygienist regularly can allow for plaque to harden and turn into calculus (aka tartar). Over time, your body responds to the toxins that the bacteria produce by breaking down the gum tissues and bone around your teeth. Eventually, your teeth might become loose, need to be removed, or fall out.

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Severe Periodontal Disease
Severe Periodontal Disease

Severe bone loss (periodontal disease) may cause pain and/or swelling. Perio disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy complications

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Plaque
Plaque

Plaque is a sticky film that is always on your teeth. Bacteria that live in the plaque can cause your gums to become red, puffy, and swollen.

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