Dental disease is mostly preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from gum disease can even spread to other parts of the body.
You can prevent gum disease by removing plaque. Thoroughly brush and floss your teeth each day. Carefully check your mouth for early signs of disease such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums.
By providing essential preventive dental care, dental hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex and specialized dental procedures. Dental hygienists play a vital collaborative and auxiliary role in dentistry to ensure the highest and most comprehensive and efficient level of oral health care for all patients.
Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals specializing in prevention and treatment of oral diseases, as well as protection of patients’ total health. Whether by administering a prophylaxis (tooth cleaning) or taking X-rays, dental hygienists are often the first members of the dental team to treat patients.
Our staff hygienist has over 25 years of experience is preventive dental care, specializing in patients with periodontal (gum) disease.
Seventy-five percent of all head and neck cancers begin in the oral cavity.Factors that can increase the risk of oral cancer include:
Each time you are examined in our office, both the hygienist and the dentist will carefully check your mouth for any signs of oral cancer.
Our preventive measures ensure the continued good health of your gums and teeth. We’ll also take special care of existing dental work and any implants or prostheses you may have. In the process, we develop customized preventive concepts for both children and adults.