City Square Dental

Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

At City Square Dental, our Dental Hygiene team is here to exceed your expectations by providing our patients with a relaxing dental hygiene experience. Our Dental Hygienists also educate our patients on the importance of dental & oral health to learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.

Regular Oral Hygiene Appointments for Optimal Oral Health

Good teeth equal good health. If a person has dental carries, infection can extend throughout the oral cavity. Also known as tooth decay, dental carries can be compared to a rotten fruit, which if placed inside a basket full of healthy fruits, could ruin them all one by one. The usual culprits of rotten teeth are plaque and tartar. If your teeth are more susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and tartar, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have advanced gum disease, you may need to increase the frequency of your hygiene visits. Our team of dental hygienists will clean your teeth both above the gum line, which is known as scaling and below the gum-line, as well as complete several oral treatments to ensure the long-term health of your teeth.  These treatments may include a comprehensive periodontal assessment, checking for gum recession, and the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Between Appointments

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste is recommended at least twice a day to remove plaque and the remnants of food and drink from our teeth and gums. Flossing once a day is an essential practice to avoid gum disease and preventing tooth decay. An oral rinse also helps promote good oral hygiene as it will reduce oral discomfort, provide moisture to oral tissues and help with bad breath.

Practicing the above oral hygiene habits are great ways to maintain proper oral health. But good habits alone will not remove all the plaque that builds up over time. Therefore, it is necessary to see your dentist and dental hygienist regularly to remove the plaque in order to effectively lower your risk of toothaches, cavities, periodontal disease or even the loss of your teeth. By removing plaque, you reduce your chances of needing root canals, tooth extractions, dental bridges, crowns and more. Your City Square Dental team will ensure that you will receive the necessary treatment to maintain good oral health of your teeth, mouth and gums…and to keep you smiling!