Clean Teeth, Huge Smile!
Posted on: September 09, 2016 by Michael Battell
PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST SERVICES
- Dental Hygiene Examination
- FREE Oral Hygiene Instruction
- Teeth Cleaning including Scaling & Polishing
- Cavity Protection Pit & Fissure Sealants
- Desensitization and Fluoride Treatments
- Custom Fit Sports Mouth Guard
- Teeth Whitening
DENTAL HYGIENE AND YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
Oral health and overall health are connected. Research has linked gum disease and periodontitis, with serious health concerns such as heart disease and stroke. Periodontitis may also contribute to premature births, low birth weight, pancreatic cancer, high blood sugar levels and even bacterial pneumonia.
A daily routine teeth cleaning (brushing, flossing and rinsing) removes plaque and debris from teeth resulting in reduced incidence of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Regular professional dental cleanings performed by a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) removes the hardened calculus (tartar) that cannot be removed by simply following a daily routine of teeth cleaning.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE YOUR TEETH PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?
It is recommended having teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning may be recommended depending on your oral hygiene needs.
At Battell Denture Clinic our Registered Dental Hygienist is committed to providing high-quality dental hygiene and services for adults, seniors and children at an affordable cost.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
- During your first visit you will have an examination of your head, neck and oral cavity so information can be recorded about periodontal pocketing, recession, and mobility that will be used to customize your treatment and provide you with recommendations.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING
- Our hygienist will remove soft plaque and hard calculus deposits from above and below the gum line by hand and with ultrasonic instrumentation. This procedure is known as scaling. This will assist in treating and preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease.
- Polishing is provided to remove light to heavy stain and plaque buildup on your teeth by using a slow speed polisher and polishing agents.
- Fluoride is provided as a preventative measure to protect teeth from decay. Fluoride treatment is offered based on specific patient needs.
ORAL HYGIENE INSTRUCTION
- Oral Hygiene Instruction is provided at each visit with our Registered Dental Hygienist to help you improve your oral care.
DID YOU KNOW?
- As many as 75% of adults over the age of 30 may suffer from some stage of gum disease according to the American Journal of Periodontology
- Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults
- Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 have no natural teeth
- Maintaining a constant low level of fluoride in the oral cavity can prevent dental cavities
- Risk factors for oral diseases include an unhealthy diet, tobacco use, harmful alcohol use and poor oral hygiene
PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
ADDRESSING COMMON RISK FACTORS CAN REDUCE ORAL DISEASES AND OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES SUCH AS:
- Ensuring proper oral hygiene
- Decreasing sugar intake and maintaining a well-balanced diet to prevent tooth decay and premature tooth loss
- Eating fruits and vegetables that protect against oral cancer
- Eliminating tobacco use and decreasing alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of oral cancers, periodontal disease and tooth loss
- Fluoride can help prevent dental cavities and can be obtained from fluoridated drinking water, salt, milk and toothpaste, as well as from professionally applied fluoride and mouth rinses
- High cost of dental treatment can be avoided by effective prevention and health promotion measures