Routine dental checkups are extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and routine treatment can prevent you from undergoing unnecessary discomfort, time, and money.
During your appointment, your teeth are cleaned using instruments to remove plaque build-up above and below the gumline. After removal of plaque, your teeth are polished. Tooth polishing makes your teeth look and feel great. It also smooths tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to build up.
Good Oral Hygiene
The key to healthy teeth and gums is making sure plaque and food decay don’t have a chance to build up in your mouth. Plaque and food decay attract harmful bacteria that causes cavities, gum disease, and not to mention- bad breath.
Your tongue attracts bacteria, too. During meals, tiny fragments of food collect on your tongue while eating. As these fragments begin to decay, bacteria then create a filmy white coating on the top of your tongue.
Your hygienist will show you exactly how to maintain the best oral hygiene possible.