Oral Hygiene

Meet our Hygiene Team!

Amanda Biggers, RDH        Tosha Welch, RDH      Kristin Foss, RDH       Casey Brown, RDH

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Good oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean, and this is considered to be the best means of prevention! Good oral hygiene aids in the prevention of dental caries (tooth decay), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), halitosis (bad breath), periodontitis (gum disease), and other dental diseases. Oral hygiene is absolutely necessary for all persons to maintain the health of their teeth, gums and mouth. Healthy teeth have fewer cavities, they are clean and have minimal or no plaque deposits. Healthy gums are pink and firm.

 

Oral hygiene consists of both personal and professional care. Dental X-rays (radiographs) are often performed as part of routine professional examinations to evaluate the health of the teeth and gums. 

 

Regular tooth cleaning by a dental hygienist is important to remove plaque, tartar and calculus build-up that may develop, even with careful brushing and flossing at home. Tartar and calculus build-up occurs in areas that are especially difficult for a patient to reach at home. 

 

Professional cleanings include tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement. This involves the use of various dental instruments and devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. Dental professionals use special techniques, instruments, and their professional training to maintain their patients’ overall oral health. Our hygiene professionals are the absolute best and our patients love their gentle touch! 

 

We recommend that all patients come in every 6 months to have their teeth cleaned and examined.