Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Santa Cruz Dentist | Heit Family Dentistry offers dental hygiene treatment in Santa Cruz, California.   Dental hygiene begins at home with proper brushing and flossing, but good dental hygiene also requires regular dental visits.  During your dental hygiene visits, we will examine your teeth thoroughly, and will meticulously clean, floss and polish your teeth.  X-rays may be taken to evaluate whether you are experiencing any decay or other dental problems, and an oral cancer screening will be done.  We will also instruct you on proper home dental hygiene routines.

Importance of Dental Hygiene 
Plaque containing bacteria is always building up on teeth and along the gum line.  This plaque must be removed or it can harden into tartar and can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.  It is important to brush and floss teeth daily to remove the plaque and bacteria that builds up inside the mouth.  However, a big factor in maintaining proper oral health is also regularly visiting the dentist for professional dental hygiene visits.

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Dental Hygiene Visits 
When you come to the dentist for a dental hygiene visit, our dental hygienist will clean, polish and examine your teeth.  They will also go over any suggestions for improving dental hygiene routines at home.  The dentist will also evaluate your teeth and gums, review any x-rays taken, conduct an oral cancer screening, and will make any recommendations for additional treatments that may be necessary.   These dental hygiene visits are an important part of your dental health and can go a long way towards preventing the need for additional dental work in the future, such as procedures required to fill cavities, handle tooth loss, treat halitosis, or correct gum problems.

If you are interested in learning more about the dental hygiene treatments offered in our Heit Family Dentistry office, contact us today at 831-423-3364.

 

 

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