Dental Hygiene & Cleaning
Good Oral Hygiene is the road to healthy gums and preventing any unwanted diseases. Studies have shown poor oral hygiene is related to build up of plaque and tartar around the teeth and the gums. Plaque and tartar harvest bacteria, which in turn can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums, and furthermore damage the supporting tissues of the teeth. These are called Gingivitis and Periodontitis, respectively. Plaque also plays a part in creating holes in the tooth (decay), which may lead to infection within the tooth. Not only this, poor oral hygiene can lead to bad breath (halitosis), and aesthetically displeasing gums and teeth. This in turn leads to an AGING SMILE!
The maintenance of oral hygiene is critical in a healthy mouth. An effective oral hygiene routine should include:
- Brushing twice a day for 2 minutes
- Floss after every meal
- Regular dental visits every 6 months
At regular dental visits your experienced dentist will check the health of your teeth and gums, clean your teeth (remove plaque and tartar) and apply a protective fluoride coating to your teeth to strengthen them against decay.
Contact our friendly staff at Smiline Dental Texas to arrange an appointment and our team will do everything to revitalize your smile!
Regular check ups help dentist identifying any minor cavities or gingivitis or periodontitis to prevent future major problems including your time and finances.
While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.
Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.