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Cleaning and Prevention

Our practice is founded on the prevention of disease. A healthy dentition is one in which the teeth are supported comfortably by solid bone and gums. At your hygiene visit, we will work with you to develop an individual plan for the best maintenance of your teeth and gums. This may include suggestions for other adjunctive hygiene materials besides a brush and floss, as every mouth is unique. Sarah, our hygienist, will perform a professional cleaning, removing hard plaque and stains that remain after brushing and flossing. Fluoride treatments and prescription toothpaste are available to strengthen your tooth enamel. Even if you haven’t had a cleaning in over two years, it’s never too late to treat your teeth.

What are some preventative measures I can take?

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush twice daily

  • Floss daily before bedtime

  • Use a Waterpik or interproximal brushes to clean hard-to-reach areas

  • Avoid sugary foods, soda, and tobacco