A hygiene program is about so much more than just cleaning teeth. Cleaning each tooth daily is what you’re to do at home. Our hygiene appointments include individual coaching so you can optimize your home care.
Our focus is prevention: preventing bleeding gums, preventing bone loss, preventing mobile teeth. After all, those with healthy gums live longer.
Bleeding gums – and the problems they create – are a clinical sign of inflammation and a marker for heart disease, which is still the leading cause of death among Americans. Periodontal disease – disease of the gums and surrounding bony tissue – has also been directly linked to strokes, diabetes, premature/low birth weight babies and more.
Because periodontal health is crucial to your overall health, early diagnosis of problems and your full understanding of your situation is likewise crucial.
All of our patients receive a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific situation, whether they’re in good health or poor. Here are just a few of the resources we may turn to:
- Our phase microscope to discover the kind of bacteria in your mouth. This lets us target treatment to specific oral flora, as well as understand its impact on both your oral and systemic health. We can offer customized, natural irrigation solutions for your needs.
- Herbal complexes and supplements to build healthy bone support and gum tissue – the very structures that hold your teeth in your mouth.
- Fotona Twinlight Laser treatment to remove bacteria and diseased tissue, saving teeth we once would have believed were unsavable.
- Ozonated water irrigation to kill unwanted stowaways under the gums.
Hygiene appointments are also a way to foster the relationships we build with our patients. The doctor would like to see each patient at least once per year in hygiene. This allows us to keep an eye on things and catch small problems before they become big problems.