Hygiene Appointments

05/11/2018, by todd, in , 0 comments

Hygiene Appointments

One of the best ways to protect your dental health is through regular hygiene appointments. We recommend that you come see us every six months for a cleaning and a check-up. It is important to come see us regularly because this allows us to catch oral disease and damage in its early stages which leads to more effective treatment.

Our hygiene appointments consist of several in-depth steps to help us understand your smile and look for any potential problems and irregularities. First, we will do a thorough inspection of your teeth, soft tissue, and any restorations you may have. During this exam, we are looking for cavities, decay, and damage.  We will then screen your gums for early signs of periodontal disease. To better understand your bones, teeth, and bite we will do a series of digital X-rays. These images help us to see angles and areas of the mouth that are hard to evaluate with the naked eye. We will also do an oral cancer screening as well as a TMJ screening.

There are many benefits to regular hygiene appointments. They are a great form of preventative dentistry. Seeing us regularly can help us to catch and stop the development of serious dental issues, such as periodontal disease. We can also track your progress and any gradual changes in your bones and teeth over time. During your exam, we will also be able to scrape away the buildup of plaque and tartar that will inevitably develop around your teeth, regardless of how well you brush and floss.

Hygiene appointments are a great time to address any questions or concerns that you may about regarding your overall oral health. If you are having any issues with your teeth or gums, or if you are simply due for a check-up, call us today to schedule an appointment.


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Dr. Maria Van Huffel

Dr. Van Huffel began her practice in 1995 with a clear vision and a desire to improve as many patients’ lives as possible. Twenty years later, she’s still following her principles and providing a warm, inviting place where children and adults alike can feel safe. With her dedicated staff by her side, she’s happy to be maintaining a quality approach to care that involves gentleness, compassion, and exceptional levels of success. She can’t wait to welcome you as her newest patient!