It is important for everyone to keep up with regular cleaning appointments with a dental hygienist. The Hygienist plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy mouth and in turn improved overall health. At these regular cleaning appointments your hygienist will perform preventative procedures such as digital x-rays, gum tissue screenings, oral cancer screenings and TMJ screenings.
Once the screenings are completed the hygienist will perform a cleaning based upon your individual needs. Following the cleaning the Dentist will complete a dental examination to determine any further needs you may have.
Typically after a child cleaning the Hygienist will apply fluoride to help prevent cavities. Oral hygiene instructions are then provided as well as education on preventative procedures such as sealants, night guards or occlusal guards. Healthy gums and bone have been shown to help prevent other medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, dementia, premature birth weight and many others.
Why are your dental cleanings and exams important?
- Prevents gum and bone disease
- Detects cavities early
- Oral cancer screenings
- Maintaining a healthy mouth that contributes to overall health
- Treating dental infections
Call Tia today to schedule your preventive cleaning and dental exam at 978-342-8686
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