Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is essentially the maintenance of your teeth, gums and mouth. It is comprised of at-home daily maintenance like brushing and flossing, and regular dental visits. All these are necessary so you can keep your natural teeth for the rest of your life.

Why Do I Need to See My Dentist?
Visiting your dentist for regular dental cleanings is important because calculus will build up inside your mouth over time. Even if you brush twice a day and floss once a day, it won’t be enough to maintain good oral hygiene. Calculus builds up below the gum line and if not removed, bacteria will grow and multiply. Bacteria will invade the area and lead to a host of dental problems.

Our dental hygienist will gently but thoroughly remove any calculus buildup and eliminate your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Our dental hygienist has over 25 years of experience and is very adept at scraping away hard plaque and calculus.

We will also take X-rays to check if there are any changes to your bite. Then Dr. Peterson will conduct further evaluation of your mouth for signs of gum disease and tooth decay.

Schedule your dental cleanings twice a year to ensure good oral hygiene. Call our office at (941) 926-7726 for your appointment.