Brushing and flossing your teeth are strong oral hygiene habits to develop because keeping your teeth clean is essential for great oral health. Although you may have excellent habits, it still is necessary to get professional cleanings on a routine basis. At Dr. Angela Berkovich, DMD, office, our team of experienced dental hygienists provides thorough cleanings as the main component of dental exams.
Once a visual exam has been completed, your dental hygienist will physically examine your teeth prior to cleaning to note any areas of concern. Tooth and gum decay or issues, oral cancer screening, and fluoride need will all be assessed during your appointment. While your teeth are being cleaned, your hygienist will identify any soft deposits (plaque) and hard deposits (tarter, calculus, or stains) and remove from your teeth.
Teeth cleaning is a primary component to staying healthy, preventing or delaying the progress of periodontal disease and other oral health issues. Our team will discuss with you the necessary steps and frequency required to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Developing good brushing and flossing habits, staying away from damaging foods and substances, and seeing us for your routine checkups is the best routine for good oral health.