What does dental hygiene involve?
Dental hygiene refers to any procedure or treatment performed by a dental hygienist, an oral health professional who works together with your dentist to help maintain your oral health. Some of the many procedures and treatments include:
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital teeth impressions or scans
- Cleaning teeth (removing plaque and tartar)
- Applying dental sealants
- Applying fluoride
- Oral health education
- Nutritional counseling
At Judy Mejido DMD PA, you get comprehensive dental hygiene care in a welcoming office.
How often do I need dental hygiene treatments?
Your dental hygiene treatment frequency depends on your stage of periodontal (gum) and tooth health. In general, Judy Mejido DMD PA recommends dental hygiene treatments every six months for healthy adults and children.
If you have periodontal disease, you could need dental hygiene treatments more often. Similarly, if you have tooth decay or are at risk of it, you may need dental hygiene treatments more frequently.
What are the advantages of regular dental hygiene treatments?
Regular dental hygiene treatments improve your oral health, helping you avoid major complications like tooth loss and gum recession.
If you don’t address problems early, you could eventually need dental implants, dentures, bridges, or other methods of tooth restoration. By scheduling regular dental hygiene treatments, you can save both time and money long-term.
How can I practice good dental hygiene at home?
Your dental care specialists at Judy Mejido DMD PA can recommend routines and habits that help you maintain good oral health. That includes brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, flossing between your teeth every day, and using any special recommended products to improve your oral health.
The food you eat also plays a big part in your oral health. Sugary foods are especially likely to lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so your dental hygienist and dentist may offer nutritional advice to help you improve your oral health and avoid serious disease.
At Judy Mejido DMD PA, a caring team of experienced professionals stands ready to deliver customized oral hygiene treatments at any stage of periodontal health. Book your appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.