The mouth is the gateway to the body. Dental health and hygiene are important component of a healthy lifestyle. Oral health problems such as gum disease can contribute to serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and pregnancy complications. Routine dental care is critical to maintaining optimal oral health. Routine care should include daily brushing and flossing at home as well as regular, professional dental cleanings.
Our dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist, who is trained in the cleaning of teeth. Our hygienists have undergone specialized training and continue to receive continuing education to learn about the latest advancements and techniques in dental hygiene. During a dental cleaning, our hygienists are inspecting for signs of damage, decay and infection. We periodically take diagnostic x-rays to aid in our evaluations, allowing us to look for “hidden” problems as well as monitor your bite to see if any major changes are happening over time.
Routine dental care allows us to establish a relationship with our patients. We learn about your habits and can make recommendations to help you improve the health, appearance or function of your smile.
Routine dental care is especially important to children and adolescents who are susceptible to cavities. We begin seeing children in our office at age 3. We offer advice to parents on improving their children’s oral health. We also offer guidance on subjects like oral piercings, tobacco use, orthodontics and wisdom teeth removal. It is important to set good habits early, make sure that regular dental visits are part of your family’s routine.
Does your dental care routine include SCM Dental? Contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning and examination with our office.