Periodontal Therapy and Maintenance Hygiene

Regular dental cleanings are one of the best things you can do for your teeth, smile and overall health. At your hygiene appointment we will evaluate your particular risks and needs and make specific recommendations to your oral health. Our professional team of Registered Dental Hygienists offer a full line of preventative services, including:

  • digital radiographs for diagnostic purposes
  • intra and extra oral soft and hard tissue exam-oral cancer screening
  • periodontal screening
  • oral hygiene instructions as well as any recommendations of specific dental products needed
  • removal of hard deposits (tartar) and soft plaque
  • polish to remove any residual stains followed by Fluoride varnish as needed
  • an examination by Dr. Sunderland to address any concerns and evaluate your overall dental health

How often a patient should schedule a dental hygiene appointment depends entirely on the health of their teeth, gums and their individual risk for developing gum disease and cavities. We recommend that children and adults have their teeth cleaned at least every 6-12 months. For patients who are concerned that they may be at risk because of age, tobacco use, accumulation of tartar build up, personal oral hygiene practices or medical conditions, a more aggressive oral health plan may be required.

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