Periodontal/Hygiene

On your first visit you will:

  • have your medical history reviewed
  • blood pressure screening
  • complete oral exam from hygienist and doctor
  • scaling and polishing
  • oral cancer screening
  • intra oral camera pictures
  • necessary x-rays
  • treatment plan of any work needed

It is important to have regular check – ups so you can:

  • maintain proper dental health
  • early prevention of decay
  • early prevention of gum disease / gum problems
  • prevent bad breath
  • monitor your oral health as it relates to diabetes, heart disease and other systemic diseases

If you have gum disease you can help by:

  • more frequent visits
  • use of a prescription mouth rinse
  • use of a power toothbrush
  • brush at least 2 times a day
  • floss at least 1 time a day
  • possible referral to specialist

Tips to maintaining a healthy smile:

  • brush 2 times a day for at least 2 minutes
  • floss at least 1 time a day
  • regular check-ups and x-rays
  • cut back on sugar & sweets
  • sugarless gum
  • drink more water and less soda
  • remember to brush your tongue
  • drink fluoridated water
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