What is preventative dental hygiene?

As the name implies, preventative dental hygiene is about taking the necessary time to care for your teeth and gums between dental visits.  It involves a combination of brushing and flossing, as well as monitoring your gums and teeth for problems.

At Dental Arts Clinic in Corner Brook, NL, we take time to ensure that you have the most up-to-date knowledge about hygiene techniques to ensure the health of you teeth and gums.

The importance of oral hygiene is underscored by the following fact: more adults lose their teeth as a result of gum (periodontal) disease than from any other cause.  The good news is that gum disease is preventable.

That is why you’ll hear our hygiene team spending so much of their time talking to patients about prevention.  By emphasizing prevention, patients stand a far better chance of keeping their teeth and gums in optimum condition for their entire lives.

An appointment with your hygienist is much more than cleaning.  It is an opportunity for us to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums to ensure that any subtle changes over time are detected.  Our hygienist will provide you with the best periodontal care, tailoring the program and frequency of visits to your individual needs.  These visits are t he best strategy for achieving  and maintaining excellence in oral health.

Our hygienist will discuss your oral health with you and identify any areas needing attention between visits.  Where required, they will discuss your oral health with your dentist and recommend a treatment plan in the unlikely event any troubling areas are identified.

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