Preventive oral hygiene refers to the steps that prevent many common dental problems by ensuring that the health of your smile is continuously maintained.
How can I ensure that my oral health is maintained?
Since every patient is different, there is no single preventive oral hygiene program for everyone. Patients with particular needs may require specialized programs. However, our dental hygienists recognize that there are a few main areas that are always imperative to maintaining excellent oral health.
What steps should always be included in a preventive oral hygiene routine?
Daily flossing and regular brushing are essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Additionally, every patient should visit a dental hygienist for a professional cleaning and check-up at least every six months.
The frequency of cleaning and check-ups will depend on your dental history and the current status of your smile. Our skilled dental team at Downtown Dental of Hamilton would be pleased to provide you with advice on how frequently you should have your professional cleaning and check-up.
The preventative oral hygiene services we offer to our patients include:
- Complete oral health assessment
- Correct brushing technique instruction
- Correct flossing technique instruction
- External examination of head and neck
- Oral cancer examination and screening
- Oral prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing)
- Prenatal oral care guidance