Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting our office regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. We want to make sure you get the most out of your office visits, and your teeth stay healthy for life! We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.
Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining your oral health. Our highly trained, state licensed dental hygienists are skilled in caring for your dental health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will perform:
- Head and neck cancer screening
- Periodontal charting - evaluation of the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth
- Prophylaxis - routine dental cleanings to prevent disease
- Periodontal debridement - scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal concerns or heavy tartar buildup under the gums
- Oral hygiene instruction specifically tailored for your needs
- Flouride treatments, as needed, to help remineralize the tooth enamel, which can help prevent decay and relieve sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you the opportunity to ask Dr. Gubler or Dr. Gorman any questions you may have about your or your child's oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s vital to choose the right products for your smile. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). We can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Did you know that at birth, infants already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21, there are no more primary teeth, and all 32 permanent teeth have emerged?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart