Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Your hygienist at Hazeldean Dental Group is your first line of defense for cavity detection and will work with your dentist to ensure proper treatment for your smile.
Outstanding dental hygiene is the key to your health and well-being. Preventive care, which includes frequent dental cleanings and exams (a minimum of two a year), brushing teeth at least twice a day, and flossing daily—is vital to optimum oral health. Plus, it can help you keep your natural teeth!
Bad breath for example can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, lack of saliva (xerostomia), certain foods and drinks, tobacco, medications or illness. If you have a dental problem, your dentist will recommend a course of treatment to stop any infection, clean and restore your teeth, and improve the health of your gums.
A full-mouth series of x-rays is the first step in a thorough dental examination. It gives us vital information we can’t get from any other source.
Dental X-rays allow us to find:
- Cavities between the teeth
- Worn-out fillings and crowns
- Tartar on the roots
- Receding bone levels and abscesses
- The diagnosis of periodontal disease and cavities are two important parts of a dental examination